Living Proof

It’s Quadrille Monday again at the dVerse Poets Pub; time to create a 44-word poem using the word SEED.
Thanks to Merril for hosting and getting us started.

(Please don’t take this tooooo seriously; I could have done better if only the prompter had allowed, oh, I dunno, maybe 60 words, but….)


Living Proof

Writing prompts are poisoned seeds
that hardly any poet needs;
they plant themselves but make things worse
and foster only weedy verse.

It’s hardly ever worth the wait:
(the poetry is never great).

Prompts don’t make the poet grow.

See? I told you so.

dVerse Poets Pub
Quadrille Monday #127
~ Seedy Poetry ~


27 thoughts on “Living Proof

  1. I chuckled, and since I think that’s what you were going for, I say you’ve done well for yourself, you cheeky fellow.

  2. I hear you Ron. But I can occasionally squeeze out something that has a bit of substance. But 44 words is tough. Gives me a headache snd cold chills while I edit down to meet the number. But as always my friend, I enjoyed your tart perspective… 😉

  3. You had me right here: “Writing prompts are poisoned seeds”

    This poem definitely sprouted beyond a seed, and I love where you went with the prompt. I can resonate with this and I think you state it eloquently.

  4. They may be ‘poisoned seeds’, Ron, but the yield is so varied and colourful, from roses with and without thorns, to cheeky pansies of quadrilles, like yours! One man’s poison is another man’s cure, so they say.

  5. I’m inclined to agree somewhat with your poem, Ron! I don’t mind the prompts so much, but when the restrictions and instructions are a page long they smother creativity………….IMHO. that is!

  6. I think this is quite funny. Sometimes prompts do lead to lots and lots of weeds and then a machete to hack out the unhelpful while searching for one small seed.

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