Calm #promptday21 #glopowrimo


(Today’s prompt is to choose an abstract noun from a given list and then use that as the title for a poem that contains very short lines, and at least one invented word.)

How calm 

you were

the day

you died,

watching me


pillar to post

getting untied


things done, 

things that were

a waste of time.

(Would you 

have rather 

I stopped

and sat by your side?)

Were you sad?


to say


To be leaving

This earth

you loved 

so well?

Or did

you smile, 

“see you, punctling,

at your peril!”?

(Or would you

have rather, 

I stopped

talked, sweet and gentle?)

Punctling: punctilious darling


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Aboli Mane says:

    Very heartfelt lines ma’am! Love the new word! 😄

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ipsyb says:

      Thank you!


  2. This is like a thriller movie. It has lots of elements to it. It also has a story.


    1. ipsyb says:

      Thank you!


  3. rubarbcough says:

    gorgeous, punctling. Love that word! And a beautiful poem that gives pause to pause.


    1. ipsyb says:

      Thank you, glad you liked punctling!

      Liked by 1 person

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