Play With Your Words Poetry Prompt #18: Datebook Poem

Write a poem in the form of date book entries representing your goals, hopes and/or dreams for the coming year.

When done, share what you’ve written with your writing partners. Compliment one another on the strengths of language, emotion,  and imagery. Share as comment.


January 2000—Falling in Love Again

Friday, December 31, 1999—“I’m sorry,
I won’t be able to see you again.
You are still married.
I won’t date a married woman.”
Note to self: I guess it’s time to finally sign the papers.

Tuesday, January 4, 2000—Call soon-to-be-ex.
Call attorney.

Monday, January 24, 2000
11:00 Sign papers
12:00 Lunch with friends
1:00 Appointment with counselor.

Tuesday, January 25, 2000—email him.
Are you going to Saturday’s dance?

Saturday, January 29—Salem Singles’ Dance.

Saturday, February 13— Valentine’s Dance…
and dinner with him!

While this poem was written as a memory poem, there’s no reason not to dream for your future. After all, isn’t that what turning the page on a new year is all about?