Poetry is…

From Robert Lee Brewer’s Write Better Poetry blog: For today’s prompt, write a metaphor poem. A simile is when something is like a something else (example: I am like a tree); a metaphor is when something is something else (example: I am a tree). So take a moment to consider possible metaphors and then poem them out.

Poetry is…

that grain of sand irritating
the foot of your soul

a paper cut across your fingerprint
leaving blood on the keys

the scab forming over a trauma
and poets can’t stop picking

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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12 Responses to Poetry is…

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    Excellent metaphors!! Great piece of work!

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  2. Lisa Tomey says:

    Interesting. I’m undecided which I like the most. Each could be a prompt.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Cassa Bassa says:

    I relate to all three, they are like sides of me and how poetry/writing poetry to me.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. JeanMarie says:

    Wow! These are great. Bloody great. :) <3

    Liked by 2 people

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