Deb at San Diego Momma is hosting PROMPTuesday #22: Writing Poetry.

Deb’s rules for this prompt are as follows:

Today, write a poem including the following lines in any order:

“I tie a ribbon in a foolish way”

“The delicious fragility of this travesty”

“Where we still laugh and wish”

* Try to write your entry in 10 minutes. This encourages top-of-mind, primal thinking before the ego and judgmental brain kick in. Just set a timer, make your kid count to 600 slowly, whatever. It’s an honor system. And I trust you.
* Aim for 250 words or less.
* Please have fun. Don’t put pressure on yourself. Together, let’s rediscover the simple joy in the writing process.

Here is my PROMPTuesday #22:

Ribbons and Flow
You asked me for two ponytails today
I tie a ribbon in a foolish way
In moments the ribbon will surely go
You’ll say that you prefer your hair to flow

The mirror pleasantly reflects your sweet fluffy crown
Heavenly mane freed from the ribbon flows softly down
Brown, gold, shining and light; reflecting your majesty
The delicious fragility of this travesty

Growing and abiding
Flowing, gently guiding
Ribbons and umbilicus
Where we still laugh and wish

27 comments on “Ribbons and Flow”

  1. Thank you so much for your very nice comment on my poem and visit to my blog to say so. This is lovely, such a touching tribute. It’s nice to “meet” you! I look forward to reading more.

  2. I would have held the required words in my hands mumbling, “Whaaaaa?” You take them and wrap them up with your own flowing words making the whole package prettier than a Christmas present. You’ve got some serious word talent, woman!

  3. Great poem!! I’m living vicariously through you (and others like you) with your girl and all the girly stuff that comes with! My boys just don’t get the whole ponytail/pigtail thing!! 😀
    Laura’s eyes are absolutely incredible!!

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