“Trinkets” Featured Poet – Billgncs @ BWFiction

Congratulations to this week’s poetry prompt random drawing winner, BWThoughts!  Bill’s blog is the self-described “fiction wing” of his mind, and we’re so pleased to have him be such a regular player with Reason2Rhyme!  His take on the challenge to “write a poem to or about an inanimate object” (based on Rob Walker and Joshua Glen’s book Significant Objects) gives us a nostalgic glance at an everyday item:


(Photo credit: tstadler)

economic cents

alas poor penny upon the floor
does no one want you anymore ?
my children pause, forbear to stoop
and pocket you in one deft swoop

A penny saved, a penny earned ?
How is it now that you are spurned?
When I was young you were just dandy
a bubble gum or wrapped hard candy

But I will stop, it’s no mistake
youthful habits, so hard to break
I remember, or so I think
when you were copper instead of zinc

Thanks to all the participants in the Reason 2 Rhyme weekly poetry prompt, and here is a sneak peek at next week’s challenge…

Use a “new” word in pop culture to create a poem that reflects the sound of the word, possible definitions (real or imagined), or what your mind’s eye sees at the mention of this word or phrase.  For example, “Twitter” is no longer just a bird’s warbling. The word has grown to encompass something completely different.  Play with a word or phrase that has evolved due to technology, the internet, or social media.

The prompt page will be live on Monday, August 20th, with a place to post your poem in the comment section, or link directly to your page.  Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next!

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