Thursday, April 8, 2010

Poem A Day: Day Eight

April PAD Challenge: Day 8
Posted by Robert

For today's prompt, pick a tool, make that the title of your poem, and write your poem. There are the more obvious tools, of course: hammer, screwdriver, wrench, etc. But there also less obvious tools and/or specialized tools available as well. Before attacking this poem, you may want to just think about the various possibilities first. Or just write.

I decided today to tackle something over which I have developed a true phobia - so much so, in fact, that I gave the issue to one of the characters in my book. Meredith's mother, Maureen, developed telephobia - or the fear of talking on telephones - because of her failed attempts to reconnect with Meredith in California.

Here is my attempt for tonight:


You keep on ringing
Incessantly annoying
Please leave a message

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I think the element of humor is characteristic of much American haiku, and some may find that trivializing of a Japanese form, but the only difference between comedy and tragedy is time. Elegant.