Image prompt courtesy Suzanne Olivante.

For experienced April PAD Challengers, today’s prompt will seem familiar. In fact, I kind of tipped my hand yesterday with my example poem of what today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt would be.

For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt:

  1. Write a love poem.
  2. Write an anti-love poem.



Beloved bees
Beautiful bugs
Bustling builders
Black and blond
Bumble beasts
Blossom to bouquet
Burdened bullets
Back to base
Barbed berserkers
Buzzy buzzy buzzy


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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7 Responses to Bees

  1. JeanMarie says:

    Mr. B! I’m just a little bit in love with this poem.


  2. Lisa Tomey says:

    What a sweet sting!


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  4. writenaked says:

    Going through my inbox and I DID save your latest posts. :) I’m trying to think of a way to write my thoughts on this using only words that start with ‘b.’ Looks like you’ve already adopted this new language in the comments! :P Bery bood. I like the “blossom to bouquet” line.


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