May 10, 2013 We Write Poems

prompt 155 A red-letter day

MAY 8, 2013

Welcome back. You’ve described the usual. Now describe a red-letter day. It could be a recollection or it could be a reference. Or it could be just about feeling special. In fact that is what you should actually aim for. What made the protagonist feel special? What is indelible? The day the protagonist discovered a passion for something maybe. It can be a public occasion. It can be completely internal. You may wish to take one element from the first poem and develop it. And just to jazz things up, and if it fits the story of your protagonist, drop the name of a celebrity. You know, it could add some razzmatazz or glamor and perhaps, glamor is what the protagonist needs. Substitute glamor as needed. A margarita?

So this is the second poem in the series.

You can link your poem to this post once it’s written. You have all week to write. Next Thursday, we’ll see you for a new prompt. Hint hint: It’ll have to feature the protagonist. The idea is that the protagonist will somehow tie all your poems together so there’s a kind of storyline going on. We’ll explore. We’ll make the ordinary extraordinary.

Amanda, Gina and Michelle

Frida has been down

Can’t sleep

Gory Cleveland story

Three women

Thoughts twisted

No woman can draw a breath

Be unaffected by the horror

In blood and bone



Theft of self

Ten years

Ten long years

They did what they had to

They saw their chance

They broke away


This was a red letter day


Was not their choice

Innocence was stolen

Let no one take it away

Freedom for Frida makes

A red letter day

note:  No, this was not what I thought I would write about, but it is so awful, it must be spoken.  When your Mother tells you not to get into a car with someone, anyone, listen.