Highlighting Poets for National Poetry Month – Week 3

ctu-prompt-2016You writers are certainly giving your imaginations a workout. So many great poems are pouring in each day for our challenge and with only two weeks left, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for this week. There is still a lot of writing to do, so if you haven’t joined us yet, pick a few topics from the list and get some poems written. You get a chance to have your poem featured in our weekend article and highlighted during the week.

The topics this week certainly spurred some fantastic poems. We are loving the creativity!

Check out our favorites from week 3 and please take a moment to look at each writer’s page:

Day 10

What makes our mind tick? @bellalupa6 goes down that rabbit hole when at odds with the clock flip in this poem of a strange madness.


Day 10

Day 11

There were so many great poems for this prompt and it was hard to pick just one, so we chose two. Sue Lobo took us back to a time where being graceful and respectful had meaning, in her poem “Manners Maketh Man”, and @Sitaripoetry reminded us why living today is better than in the past.

Sue Lobo

Day 11 a


Day 11 b

Day 12

Perched on a leaf, ready to take a magic carpet ride with the wind, M. Lancaster evokes the feeling of freedom in this descriptive poem.


Day 12

Day 13

Lyne Beringer gives us the harsh and real details in this game of life. Play it well.

Lyne Beringer

Day 13

Day 14

Ken Allan Dronsfield shares a funny story about the hazards of sneezing in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Ken Allan Dronsfield

Day 14

Day 15

What would have been your last words before the Titanic went under. Karen Payze gives us a harrowing ending in a farewell letter.


Day 15

Day 16

Daryl P. Hall gives us the simple things needed to escape the insanity – music and a furry friend.


Day 16

Thank you again for participating in our challenge. As a reminder, please use the hashtag #ctuwritingprompt so that we are able to find your poems on social media or post them under CTU’s daily “Inspiration Call” posts on Facebook.

Written by: Donna J. Sanders

Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia – a poetry collection about the struggles we face, the state of the world and how to see beauty in the simplest things, and Cardboard Signs – poems to bring awareness about homelessness, mental illness, self-esteem and the injustices many face.

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