Poem-A-Day Challenge: Day 23

April is National Poetry Month so I’m tackling the Writer’s Digest 2019 April PAD Challenge hosted by Robert Lee Brewer.

Today’s prompt: Write a free poem. <and/or> Write a not free poem.

Photo by Verne Ho / Unsplash

Photo by Verne Ho / Unsplash



Strict form & rhyme schemes aren’t for me.
I tend to find them much too twee. They
hamper creativity & suffer from ubiquity. 

I like to follow meaning more:

let my lines run free, let them scamper (happy)

through the door.

Let them caper

and frolic,

maybe gather some poppies or flop

on a mossy rock

to think



There might still be some rhyme,

hidden and plain,

some internal parallels like the echoes of a

pealing bell,

but I like them to be subtle, soft—

just the gentle ricochet of

sound and thought.