Poems and Stories · Random Thoughts

Prompted Poems and Haikus

So a friend over at Twitter (Ninna at @ninnabautista if you want to check out her Twitter) prompted a lot of us with one-word prompts last night and we had to make a line, a convo or a poem or a haiku based on that one-word prompt in 140 characters or less. Β That was the challenge. Β Here are my takes on those prompts.

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PROMPT 1: CURTAINS

You hide behind those
Eyes closed, mouth open, body taut.
And yet through the sheerness of it –
I see you.
All of you.

 

PROMPT 2: STONE

I tried to get you to yield,
To melt,
To relent with me.
But it seems like
I am left in this heat alone.
Without you.

 

PROMPT 3: HAZE

Behind this euphoria is a blur I can’t define.
Behind my smiles are tears I can’t show.
You daze me yet I’m alone.

 

PROMPT 4: RUNNING

Please. I begged.
Just stop. I said.
You still kept on.
And on.
And on.
And I was left.
On the side.
All alone.

 

PROMPT 5: JACKET

Cold and shivering.
Wrapped in your arms.
Bodies clashing.
Heat intense.
Do I need your jacket?
No.
You are enough.

 

PROMPT 6: INSTAGRAM

Your feed used to be
Filled with you, me, memories
Now it’s you and her

 

PROMPT 7: SHARKS

You eat me alive.
Bite me till I’m empty and dry.
Kiss me with your sharp mouth.
Bloody but –
I plead for more.

 

PROMPT 8: HOUR

I have been waiting.
Alone. By myself. For you.
The hour’s up. You’re gone.

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