#NPM2012: Prompt 9

Everything’s always changing.  Everything.

15 thoughts on “#NPM2012: Prompt 9

  1. Constant change is here to stay.

  2. Take wing –
    Take heed –
    Find the wind that leads you forward –
    Take care –
    Take stock –
    Your journey ahead is marked by what it is you have left behind you after all this time –
    Protection –
    Hardly worn yet battered by the breezes, shaken yet never torn from where it stood among the trees –
    You emerged anew as a child born again –
    Take flight –
    Take care –
    Be gone now and follow the slow arc of the Earth towards your destination-
    Take wing –

    The podcast: http://cinch.fm/dogtrax/poetry-podcasts/420289
    The screencast of me writing the poem: http://youtu.be/KnbimxRT3Qs

  3. I stooped to spy
    A butterfly,
    And stuck a thistle
    In my thumb.

    Beheld mine eye,
    The insect guy,
    Then gave a whistle,
    Thumb felt numb.

    In stumbling, I
    Impaled my thigh,
    Upon the thistle,
    Then, my bum.

    Expansive sigh,
    And then did die,
    From toxic thistle,
    I succumb.

    1. M. David Walthour says:

      I love this. The laughter it prompted and visual effects generated in my overactive imagination were joy to my ribs.

  4. Danya y. says:

    I was looking around,
    And found something flying,
    Something fluttering around.
    It was an orange butterfly!
    Like a little girl,
    I chased it
    And saw where it went.
    After the orange butterfly
    Flew high in the sky,
    I wondered about that butterfly,
    About its life,
    How it all grows
    To being a pretty one.
    I also realized that everything changes,
    Not only in the butterfly,
    But also in me.
    Are changes good?
    Are changes bad?
    I have to find out for myself.

    1. Danya,
      Beautiful work!

  5. mselke01 says:

    I didn’t go for a metamorphosis theme, or talk about the beauty of nature. I took my inspiration from Ray Bradbury’s story – “A Sound of Thunder”.

    The Butterfly Effect

    If a fluttering wing
    Can change a timeline —

    Or treading on a
    Single butterfly
    Forever alters
    The course of humanity

    Imagine what a
    Word can do.

  6. butterfly
    promises of spring
    on a wing and a prayer
    whispering hope, love

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  8. is it ok to giggle w this one? as a compliment of course!

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