Mind Bending Art
There Were No Fireworks

2019 Poetry Challenge - Week Sixteen

Poetry Challenge 2019 - Week #16 Words Poetry Challenge 2019 - Week #16 PoemWeek 16 words from @zsus_it_up_organic_vegan : fingers, toes, breath, kiss, sun.


she fingers the constricting circle of gold

metal gleaming against burnished skin

obligation and duty pinching her flesh


the tangible trace

of stale love and promise

ensuring she toes the line


her breath comes between faint beats

feint beat faint beat feint


she longs

to kiss the sun



Here are the words and my poem for the sixteenth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge.

This week's words were beautiful and when I initially saw them, their most obvious definitions came to mind. However, I wanted to play with the words a little and take them somewhere more surprising. Even I'm surprised by how dark the poem turned out! I don't always know what's going to happen when I put pencil to paper. Now when I look at the words I'm tempted to write another poem, perhaps a love poem. So many ideas!

If you want to join the 2019 Poetry Challenge, head on over to my Instagram account (@indraniperera) where I post the words for the week on Mondays (mostly) in my story. Write a poem and post it. Be sure to tag me and use the hashtags #2019poetrychallenge and #livepoetsclub. If you're not on Instagram, post your finished poem in the comments below so we can all read your masterpiece. 

If you don't want to write a poem, you can still be part of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Send me five random words and I'll write a poem with them. Either dm me on Instagram with the words or put them in the comments box below.

Happy writing!