Thursday, April 7, 2011

NaPoWriMo: 30 NEW Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month 2011

7. Find a favorite recipe. Now write a poem inspired or in the style of that recipe about a family secret, yours or someone else’s... OURS IS ...

Family Secrets
(breaking the hold)

Molded in fashion
iced to keep
seep in many fears
to eat while you sleep

Take a grain of knowledge
add a pinch of  mistrust
drop in some tears
bits of regret are a must

fold in some years
to fester and mourn
add those days you
wish you weren't born

keep old wounds
open and sore
observe how they make
you grieve even more

Now take a moment
to see what you learn
the mess that makes
each cried tear burn

open the closet where
these secret are kept
let them be broken
have no more contact

burn them to ashes
move on with your life
and those festering secrets
will no more bring you strife

YEP...  all gone !!