Day #9

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #9

Today’s prompt was to take any random song play list and use the next five song titles on that randomized list in a poem.

I…um…well… I had so much fun with this prompt, I couldn’t stop at five. You can check out my random shuffle playlist below. Enjoy!

birds of a feather: we

i shall soon
be lost–

my head knows
i will be ok,
but my heart supposes
that a thousand inches
measured in distance feels
like a thousand years.

as a long time traveller
and a long time seeker
in royal pursuit of better things,
i have my eye on it–
this distance between us,
this great

chasm of space–
even though i can
find home in your heart
i am already missing
your sunshine smile over

coffee, the cheery words
of your morning person ways
filling the silence with
pure joy.

i am certain you will
forget me not–
and even if i feel lost

a look at the stars
and rising moon
(the same ones that shine
and rise over you)
will allow me
to hang out in your heart
by proxy.


Birds of a Feather, The Civil Wars
Be OK, Ingrid Michaelson
A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
Long Time Traveller, The Wailin’ Jennys
Royal Pursuit, from Frozen Soundtrack
Better Things, JJ Heller
Eye on It, Toby Mac
Find Home, The Honey Trees
Forget Me Not, The Civil Wars
Stars, Fun
Hang Out In Your Heart, Chely Wright
How Sweet It Is, James Taylor

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About cjpjordan

A poet, a writer, an artist, a thinker, a musician and occasionally a skeptic, when I'm not teaching or traveling, I love to read and write and play the ukelele. I'm loving life with my Little Wonder--his energy and joy for life is contagious. He makes me believe and hope again. I don't want to forget these moments that pass so quickly so I have decided to write them down for posterity and for you to enjoy.

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