Friday

Poem Starter Idea

Here is a prompt from me for a poem idea:

"She walked in wearing diamonds
  She walked out wearing only...

Try your hand at it and submit a poem below in the comments.

Here is my attempt:

Selling Stones

She walked in wearing diamonds.
She walked out wearing only a smile,
selling her jewels to buy his life
if only for a little while.
Dollars for diamonds, dollars for pearls,
all she had to give for all he had to live.
At the funeral, she wore black, no jewels.
He wore her love, studded with stones
drenched in dreams of yesterday.
Her buried treasure,
a stone's throw,
yet so far away.

2 comments:

Little Monster said...

She walked in wearing diamonds.
She walked out wearing only
the blood on her hands
of young men
who should have known better.

Poet on Poetry said...

Wow Little Monster you certainly took this a differentvway than I did. Interesting twist! Thank you for taking the time to post and showing courage! Keep writing!