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Easter Candy

Today I challenge you to write a poem in the voice of a member of your family.


I just want freaking candy.
Share with me, you jerks.

I give you kisses. Warmth.
I play fetch when you want to,
even if it sucks.

This dog deserves it,
one bite of Easter candy.
That’s all I beg for.

Lazarus Jewel Box

Today’s prompt is to write a poem based off of a shell’s name.

Shell names are weird.

I ended up choosing the “Lazarus Jewel Box,” as the name rightfully reminds me of my friend, Lazarus, who was my college roommate for 2 weeks. Lazarus set out on a journey walking across America a few months ago.

"Lazarus Jewel Box - Chama Lazarus" Richard Parker

“Lazarus Jewel Box – Chama Lazarus”
Richard Parker

“Lazarus Jewel Box”

Inside a shell of a Renaissance Man lays my friend.
I wish I could put into words his essence,
but that’s completely infallible.
He is a man born of the 21st century
who finds comfort in communicating by cello
and lyrical stanzas of poetry.
He decided to walk the country
and pursue his soul
with nothing but a cello and the unknown on his shoulders.
So far, he’s found answers
to symphonies he didn’t even know he was writing.


Today I challenge you to write a ruba’i…Basically, a ruba’i is a four-line stanza, with a rhyme scheme of AABA.

“Pinning” has become the key thing to do
when planning a wedding of me and you.
So let me pin a thousand ways to wed,
and maybe we’ll find something that is blue.


Today I’ve been pinning and playing around on Pinterest a lot for GayBrideGuide. Check it out, if you’d like.