OctPoWriMo #30 – Home

Stoic, sturdy brickwork
Smiles on the walls
Toys scattered everywhere
Shoes strewn along the hall

The fish tank’s gentle thrumming
Squabbling between boys
Angry chelping from the kitty
A constant background noise

The smell of laundry drying,
A dampness in the air
A whizzpop from a boy’s bum…
Neither fragrant nor fair

Some far-off food is cooking,
Sizzling in the pan
The cat gets all excited
At the opening of a can

Mum clacks along the kitchen floor
The youngest crawls the rug
Sneaking up on daddy
For a ninja hug!

It’s a feast for the senses
Wherever we may roam.
But when I’m with my family
I simply call this “home”



Today’s prompt was : Your prompt today is to write a poem that incorporates each of the senses (Or I guess if you want, focus in on one of them?) Free for all on the form, but go one by one with see, feel, smell, hear, and taste. Tell me a story or tell me a memory. Really put the reader into that fleeting moment of life so that in every way those words are alive. Let them be the truth of the moment.


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