General Poetry posted January 21, 2021


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Free verse submission about my most treasured thing.

Little Clay Elephant

by Leann DS

Free Verse Contest Winner 



Created carefully with tiny hands
and stored in secret to harden.
A gift for Mommy,
With lopsided ears,
A broken trunk,
And no tail at all.
It is delightful.

A clump of rocklike mud
Containing reverence, respect, and patience...
Molded with a pure heart...
Sprinkled with reciprocated true love...
Pounded with effort and pinched with care...
Mixed with sweat and tears...
Entirely for me.

In a place of honor
It lives
For all to admire.

It is a reminder of a tree as a seedling;
It is A flash of lightning, gone so quickly;
It is a fox pup exploring
Its new forest home.

I gaze at it.
I caress it's lumpy form.
and remember my son.
It is the childhood of a man.
I will always cherish
A little clay elephant.


Writing Prompt
Write a free verse poem about a prized object of any kind. No rhyming patterns.

Free Verse
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Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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