Thursday, April 23, 2015

PO-EMotions #23- Contempt

April is National Poetry Month. Every year, my dear friend, and Poet Extraordinaire, Mary Lee Hahn, chooses a theme and writes a poem every day. She blogs and posts at two different places- YEAR OF READING and her fabulous new poetry blog, POETREPOSITORY.

This year's theme is PO-EMotions. Mary Lee promises, "I will write a poem a day that either evokes an emotion, or uses an emotion word in the title or body of the poem. Her list of emotions is here. I'm joining her, at least some days.

Today's emotion is contempt.


cold spirit
offers reminders of
never resolved battles
tangled relationships
erupting emotions
messy moments
pain caused by pride
taker of  joy.

(C) Carol Wilcox, 2015


Mary Lee said...

I see we both went with the coldness of contempt!

Kay said...

I don't usually like acrostic poems (too many random one word lines), but yours takes it to a level I can appreciate.