2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12
By: Robert Lee Brewer ~ November 12, 2016
For today’s prompt, pick a month (any month), make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible months include January, February, March, …etc.
by John Yeo
Fireworks explode brightly, lighting up the sky
As January bows in on the back of the old year.
Long dark nights and short cold wintry days.
Depressive scenery for brand new beginnings.
Frosty rime sparkles on the earthy bare fields.
The silence is suddenly, sweetly shattered.
A Blackbird bursts into melodious song.
As England awakes on a January morning.
New hopes to build, new dreams, new plans.
January arrives signalling new beginnings.
The seed is now dormant in the frosty earth
Awaiting conditions for growth and rebirth.
Lisa, lying prone in a hospital ward
Feels the birth-pains acutely as a girl is born.
Tom smiles and cuddles them affectionately.
Our child is our future and a new beginning.
Her name will be a symbol of renewed hope
She will be named by her birth month, January
Our hopes, our dreams our plans for the future
Will be resting securely on our daughter January.
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