Friday, April 21, 2017

National Poetry Month Day Twenty One

Prompt:  Write a poem that initially gives the impression that it is going to be a joke, that something funny is going to take place.  A twist, allow the poem to travel into a sad or dark place so that the reader is surprised where the poem ends up.


There’s something strange
Coming out of Uranus.
Looks like a cloud of gas.
Great balls of fire!
It’s an incoming asteroid!

The Third Rock disappeared
In a cloud of steam.

“Start over,” He said.
“Those naked apes were worse
Than the dinosaurs.
If I hadn’t stopped them
They would have trashed the place
The way they did Mars.”

1 comment:

fishducky said...

You write good
Like a poet should!!