Writing Blind

No prompt?
Lord, you know I get lost

Depend upon you

Sand off the lacquer
The gloss gone

Now bare bone
You grate me
Gnarled and odorous
Gingerroot overwhelms in extravagant quantity

I am more than an unknown name
As Neptune — meaningless as the god he became
Lost at sea where even coyote can’t be heard

Give me illumination more than a green light in dense fog
And I will make it to home base

Linda Kruschke at Paint Chip Poetry,
The Challenge

What If There Were No Prompts? I guess we’ll find out, won’t we? And we’ll do it with these paint chip words and phrases: gingerroot, lacquer, Neptune, coyote, illumination, green light, and home base. Your challenge is to write a promptless poem using all seven of these words and phrases.

I managed to use all seven. Neptune I learned has no known meaning.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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1 Response to Writing Blind

  1. It seems you found your way in spite of no prompt. 🙂 Nicely done.


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