Thursday, October 6, 2016

2016 OctPoWriMo - Day 5


Sharpened claws
Sharpened words
Words that cut
Words that dig
Dig a hole
Dig in deep
Deep to the heart
Deep to the quick
Quick to slay
Quick to live
Live in memory
Live in the body
Body image
Body language
Language of hate
Language of fear
Fear of trying
Fear of mistakes
Mistakes that glare
Mistakes that harm
Harm others
Harm self

The Day 5 prompt was “sharp” and the suggested form, the Blitz Poem, originated by Robert Kreim. My version is a “half blitz.”


  1. I think we all know this feeling. I really liked this; it spoke to me. There are certain phrases in here especially that just caught me...and popped at the heart of this poem (and I love it when that happens)...

    Sharpened words
    dig in deep
    live in the body.

    I especially love that last in the body...

  2. I've seen the lasting effect of words on people and felt them myself, too. Thanks for your comments. xoA