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Double Meanings paint chip poem

The paint chip words and phrases from Giggling Fattie are Spice, Red my mind, Morocco Red and Stiletto Love.

Double Meanings

Spice entices the young
With danger of death.
It makes me see red.
My mind is calmed by a breath
Of fresh air. Drug gangs
Shun hues like Morocco red.
Weapons (due to stiletto love)
Are theirs instead.

Better the spice of life.
If you had read my mind:
‘My feet like leather – Morocco red.
‘Stiletto, Love, is not foot-kind.’

My earlier paint chip poems may be accessed from my Paint Chip Poetry page.

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Paint chip 31 word poem – breath of fresh air

Linda Kruschke’s paint chips this week for a 31 word poem are bronze, chanterelle and breath of fresh air.

Don’t forget to visit her blog for the full prompt, her poem and the poems of other participants. Why not link your own poem there too?

Like Linda I have picked ‘breath of fresh air’.

A new broom

Someone with new ideas
May be welcomed as
A breath fresh air –
Working with love, care,
Honesty and integrity,
Getting down to the nitty gritty,
Admitting their mistakes,
Being great shakes.

A paint chip poem

This week’s challenge from Linda Kruschke is, ‘What is a paint chip poem?’ Do visit her blog to see the colours, her poem and other responses to this challenge.

‘My challenge to you is to write a poem that conveys an experience or an emotion, or that is simply your beautiful arrangement of words to convey whatever you like. You can either pick one word and flesh out what it inspires in you, or use at least five of the seven paint chip words offered today. Bonus points for using all seven.

The paint chips I picked today are pearly gates, habanero, mud, pins and needles, breezy, quicksand, and indigo.

It’s an odd selection, I admit, and few seem to go together. Although I can certainly see mud and quicksand showing up in the same poem.’


Nefarious connections

Sensations caused by habanero, mud
And quicksand are various.
Digestion may be breezy; toes with
Pins and needles tingle – hilarious
Thoughts, then dark mood indigo
As pearly gate entry is never vicarious.