For today’s prompt, we’re once again doing two-for-Tuesday prompt. So pick one, combine both prompts into one poem, or write two (or more) different poems. Here are the prompts:
- Write a love poem.
- Write an anti-love poem.
The one thing that no one can do
In spite of best intentions
Where modern-day tries to outdo
The old with new inventions
...where all our new-improved doodads
And all our forward thinking
And all our self-bettering fads
That change while we are blinking
Cannot, for all the google-sites
And endless information
And formulas and gigabytes
…for all that we have come to prove
One thing evades our merit
No one can force a heart to love
Ah, who of us can bear it?
© Janet Martin