2020 APRIL POEM-A-DAY, PROMPT #26

Welcome April! A poet’s favorite month! 🙂

DAY 26 prompt from Robert Lee Brewer of Poetic Asides:  Write a change poem. 
Link to Poetic Asides PAD Challenge Day 26

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Welcome to April, Bloomers! We’re glad you are here! We will provide Robert’s 2020 April Poem-a-Day Challenge prompts right here at Poetic Bloomings each day.  We will suspend our own Sunday prompts during April, in favor of simply poeming alongside the WD Poetic Asides group.

If you share your poems here (and we hope you will!), we also want to urge you to post at PA, as well.  The idea is not to take away from Robert’s site, but to have a place where our Bloomers can easily share our poems daily, and interact and encourage one another throughout the month.  No need to wait for moderation, here.  We are a small and intimate group. We know you!  And we are better for it!

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Today is the last Sunday of April.  Hard to believe!  Next Sunday (May 3), we will resume our normal Sunday morning “seed” prompts.  After today, there are only 4 prompts remaining in this 2020 PAD Challenge.  WOW! So …

Connect, keep healthy, and poem on!

26 thoughts on “2020 APRIL POEM-A-DAY, PROMPT #26

  1. CHANGING SHOES

    Two pairs of shoes are in this pile;
    they’re both so creased, they seem to smile.
    They’ve seen a host of better days;
    it’s time for parting of the ways.

    To celebrate a brand-new pair,
    I’ll shop for something with savior-faire,
    perhaps a pair a quarterback signed…
    unless, of course, I change my mind,

    for, after all, a pair of shoes
    should comfort feet and never bruise.
    Although they look like they have mange,
    perhaps I’ll keep them, and skip the change.

  2. Our Golden Hour

    We might drink of the cup of peace,
    in this maelstrom of fear, lies unfurled.
    We could do so simply, with ease,
    disregarding the thoughts now hurled,
    drink to peaceful change in the world.

    Some say there’s too much fear there,
    that we have no chance,
    no hope, not a prayer.
    I say we can, in fact we must, please.
    We might drink of the cup of peace.

    Some say we have to do something,
    fight back in this frightened world.
    I say we should all
    find an anchor
    in this maelstrom of fear, lies unfurled.

    Some say there’s too much anger,
    too much worry and danger,
    too many obstacles to peace.
    I say, of course it looks impossible, but
    we could do so simply, with ease.

    Some say we answer in kind,
    those who seem out of their minds.
    I say just let them rant,
    with their nevers, their nonsense, their can’ts,
    disregarding the thoughts now hurled.

    Some say there is no answer,
    no sane response which flows.
    I say simply put nothing on the bar
    but your elbows,
    drink to peaceful change in the world.

  3. Change (Tanka)

    Change comes crowding in
    in nature, in life, in mores
    like change ringing bells
    seems jarringly discordant
    the permutations endless

    And some changes are
    oft-times better than others
    yet not always so
    we need to learn what to change
    and what well enough alone!

    Change ringing, traditional English art of ringing a set of tower bells in an intricate series of changes, or mathematical permutations (different orderings in the ringing sequence), by pulling ropes attached to bell wheels. On five, six, or seven bells, a peal is the maximum number of permutations (orderings) possible (120, 720, and 5,040, respectively)

  4. PANDEMIC

    We’re navigating
    necessary conversions
    to our way of life.

    Maybe we’ve traded
    trite for substance. And maybe
    we can keep the change.

    © Marie Elena Good, 2020

  5. Real Change

    We put on our Sunday best
    And our smiles
    We greet each other
    Sing, listen, and give
    And we sometimes forget
    Real change happens on the inside.

    God’s Voice

    Let my voice
    Agree with Yours
    And change the world

    As You spoke into existence all creation
    May my writing, art and music
    Carry Your voice
    And change the world

    Spring Changes

    Rain falling
    Sun shining
    Bushes greening up
    The possibility of lilacs in bloom
    Praying they won’t freeze in May
    Like last year.

  6. All things change, lest One; and that One is the One and Only True and Living God.

    Transformations

    Transformed of mind
    Of heart and soul
    Changed by His mercy
    Washed in His blood

    No longer worldly
    This is not our home
    We must tell others
    Of God’s holy grace

    Go tell the world
    Is His great command
    Tell them the Good News
    Pray they believe

    Live for His approval
    Let Him shine through
    Let everyone realize
    He is the Only Way

    • A Change Poem

      4/26/20

      Husband’s change jingles in his jeans pocket
      along with pocket-knife, keys,
      and a stray bolt
      until they wear a hole.
      Wife sews pocket shorter
      till pocket too short to hold essentials.
      By then, knees are worn through
      seams split, and color faded.
      Jeans end up in trash,
      their usefulness ended.

  7. CHANGE OF LIFE(STYLE), by Walter J Wojtanik

    I had swapped the bottle for a life
    more prone to lifting than falling.
    It was my calling to change my style,
    be less a bear and share more love.
    And while I smile for sure, I’m taking
    life more seriously. I wrap
    myself in the comfort of family
    which comes as quite the bargain.
    In the end, I’ll live longer knowing
    that my weaknesses are showing.
    But that’s OK. It just means I’m growing.

  8. A Change Poem

    4/26/20

    Husband’s change jingles in his jeans pocket
    along with pocket-knife, keys,
    and a stray bolt
    until they wear a hole.
    Wife sews pocket shorter
    till pocket too short to hold essentials.
    By then, knees are worn through
    seams split, and color faded.
    Jeans end up in trash,
    their usefulness ended.

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