Back in the eighties they had Hallmark and Bell Telephone commercials that could bring tears to your eyes. It always amazed me that they could, in one minute, introduce us to people, tell a story, present their product and move us to tears.
I decided to try my hand at something similar. Poems with only six words. Could I tell a story or move someone in six words or less? I decided to give it a shot. I hope you like what I came up with.
You came. We believed. You left.
Rushing water. Paddle! Dig! Exhilarating. Whew!
Michigan. Warm, cozy, mitten. Sweet Home.
Turning lock, paralyzing fear, can’t scream.
Crackling fire, hot cocoa, good book.
Tiny, chubby fingers grasping onto mine.
Turn key, shift. Pedal down. Freedom
Labored breath. Eyes trying to speak.
My Father. My Savior. My Comforter
Jesus wept holy tears for us.
He loved. He sacrificed. He died.
Mackinac Bridge. Cables. Steel. Connecting worlds.
Hurricane Winds. No one came home.
Queen of the Fresh Water Lakes
Lake Superior – Sometimes she’s a bitch.
At first – nothing. Then an avalanche.
Place of Family. Place of Love
Stars and Moonglow – cool, crisp night
I had never thought of doing six word poems until I visited this blog: Unbolt.me
If you like to write (or read), I highly recommend this site. I’m not sure of the rules on six word poems. I didn’t see any titles, but I guess I’m a traditionalist and gave most of mine one. Without a name, they looked like lost little orphans. I had to give them a name.
Unbolt – you’re awesome. I had fun writing these yesterday!
3/38/2018 As I think of more, I will add them. Here’s another one.
After the Celebration
Paper tumbleweeds crossing the cement Prairie