Friday, March 18, 2011

Big Tent Poetry Prompt: Stuck


S tuck. I should be moving on, but I’m fixed in
T his groove. I’m at a complete loss. I’m
U nable to move. I’m without an answer. Yes, I’m
M ystified. I’m perplexed. Flummoxed. My hands are tied. I’m
P uzzled and confused. I’m without a clue. I’m
E xceptionally bamboozled. I don’t know what to do. I’m having
D ifficulties glued in this position.
Is this what they mean by the human condition?

Friday, March 11, 2011

BTP Science Poem


T en-year-old Tilly Smith and her family, in 2004,
S urvived a Tsunami in Thailand along with several
U nsuspecting vacationers because Tilly
N oticed a drawback exposing sand with a sucking sound
A nd knew from her school geography class that a Tsunami
M ay be coming. She warned her family,
I nstructing them to flee to higher ground.

Friday, March 4, 2011

BTP Flame, question, parade, thigh, defy, gasp, slip, wake, typical, boyish, tangle, smile

Wise Guys and Thighs

He started with a boyish smile
and the typical question
“Have we met before?”
She said, “No,”
and tried to slip past him.
A flame of anger flashed across his face
at her daring to defy his friendliness.
She was too tired to tangle.
Instead, she joined the parade to the bathroom.
People gasped as he started yelling and
making rude comments about her thighs.
Someone called the cops, but they proceeded
to let the guy go and question her.
They also started insulting her figure.
She was glad when the alarm went off.
It was time to wake up and head for the gym.