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16th November 2016 ~ Poetry Challenge ~ Day 16

2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 16
By: Robert Lee Brewer ~ November 16, 2016

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Play (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write the poem. Possible titles include: “Play Nice,” “Play Fair,” “Play Hard,” “Play the Guitar,” etc.

I have written two poems today, both a hard and a soft approach to the prompt. Margaret likes both and I decided to publish both. 

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PLAY MONEY

by John Yeo

“You’re Fired! Get out!”
“Security, show him the door.
Call the police, throw him out,
We can’t afford him anymore.
We hired him to work on trust
To secure our reputation.
We needed a profitable thrust
Without financial complication.
He played the market recklessly
Defying warnings along the way.
Living a financial fantasy,
Gambling past futures away;
The bank could come to grief
We will never recover completely,
The man is a foolish lying thief
Playing the market with our money.

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

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PLAY DISCOVERY

by John Yeo

Red and golden autumn leaves, fluttering wildly in the breeze.
Kick them into piles and laugh, pile them up and play castles.
Yellow and brown leaves mingling freely, together with golden red.
Help to pile them higher and higher, tomorrow we’ll light a bonfire.

After breakfast we sit on a log as Daddy prepares the bonfire.
“Jenny suddenly shouts “Stop! Please wait, move the leaves away.”
Surprisingly underneath the heap a baby hedgehog has made a home.
Jenny says, “Can we keep it Dad?” cuddling the soft spines closely.

 

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

 

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