15 Word Poetry

Laura Salas is a children’s writer with a wonderful poetry and children’s book blog. A while back, she posted this picture and challenged readers to write a poem to go with it.

Your challenge here, if you should accept it, is to write a poem exactly 15 words long for this picture. I find that word length restrictions open up creativity. Here is my submission:

———-<<<>>———-

Hold me back!
I don’t wish to harm you.
But my nature is to stab.

———-<<<>>———-

Please have fun in the comments section with your poetic interpretations.

And then, follow this flower:

7 Responses to 15 Word Poetry

  1. l0oree says:

    Neck against a sword,
    Let’s be friends once more;
    To make peace with the world.

    Like

  2. Anonymous says:

    Movements, loud and quick.
    A moment frozen in time.
    All is silent,
    All is still.

    Like

  3. The fight
    brings death

    tragic, comic, avoidable, regrettable
    unable to still their hands
    both lunge

    Like

  4. grace says:

    whittle clean crisp white away,
    swords struggle,
    fighters play,
    expose the undercurrents kept at bay

    Like

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