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April 2 Poem-a-Day Prompt

Write a visitor poem. The poem can be from the point of view of a visitor–or the people receiving the visitor. The visitor could be expected or unexpected. The visitor could be welcome or unwelcome. The visitor doesn’t even have to be human.

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3 Responses to April 2 Poem-a-Day Prompt

  1. Candace says:

    A guest uninvited
    That arrives suddenly
    With sharp wit
    Stinging sarcasm
    And searing criticism
    I greet you with gritted teeth
    Tense breathing
    Shrieks and screams and curses
    You blithely ignore
    Until you leave
    Never as quickly as you came
    Leaving a mess in your wake
    That I must deal with for weeks

  2. Jerry says:


    Afloat in the joyful air of
    an early spring,
    a tiny visitor,
    a microscopic mote of malevolence
    makes an unwelcome appearance.

    As one enoys the sun,
    the sight of bursting buds of life,
    the songs of robins and cardinals,
    one takes a deep breath,
    inhaling the fragrances of spring.

    Unfortunately, at the same time,
    one also inhales something, though unseen,
    carries with it an intent so malicious
    that it instantly renders a human being
    into a sneequing, coughing, sinus-pounding,
    eye-watering mess that wreaks it havoc
    for days on end.

    There are very few palliatives for a MOLD SPORE!

  3. Amy says:

    Spring Sprung

    You dropped in on us early.
    Came ’round with your warm
    temps and southerly breezes.

    Soon the earth woke up–
    if it ever really went to sleep–
    alive with bud and blossom.

    Floral fragrance perfuming my air,
    birds heading to second homes
    make me a believer.

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