Spring Into Verse- Day 12 Emotion Poems

Today I offer two short poems that employed emotion to convey an idea.  Each line employs a simple noun-verb pattern to build a vision for the reader. The idea came from Sara Holbrook in her book, Practical Poetry. Sara writes, 'We need to look inside to find physical description s to enhance our writing, to show don't tell.'


I’m embarrassed
Pants wetting
Cheek burning
Step tripping
Food spilling
Banana slipping
Mom dancing
Dad singing

Alan Wright


I’m bored
Horse yawning
Eye blinking
Time dragging
Sleep craving
Foot twitching
Sigh heaving
Brain bulging
Fly watching
Freckle counting
Fun fading
Hope sinking

Alan Wright


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