Mannequin, by Britta Benson

Another Saturday and another Weekend Writing Prompt Challenge by Sammi Cox. This week, the prompt is ‘Mannequin’, 85 words, not a single one more or less. When I read the prompt I instantly thought of Amber. She’s the beauty on the picture. A friend of mine bought her years ago and she lives inContinue reading “Mannequin, by Britta Benson”

De profundis, by Britta Benson

This poem is a direct response to Brian Vos’s Weekly Poetry Prompt, I have only come across his website a few weeks ago, but I’m hooked. Come Friday, I’m ready for whatever prompt there is. This week’s challenge: a title that delivers. I hope I’ve done it justice. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Took meContinue reading “De profundis, by Britta Benson”

Fairytale romance, by Britta Benson

I’m in the process of editing a number of poems for a submission. The deadline is approaching. As a counterbalance to all my ‘serious’ editing efforts, and to be honest, just to have a little fun, I wrote this poem about a fairytale romance gone askew. Enjoy! Fairytale romance I kissed the tell, then toldContinue reading “Fairytale romance, by Britta Benson”

Cold, by Britta Benson

Today’s poem is a direct response to a prompt on ‘The Procrastinators’. The prompt, unsurprisingly, ‘Cold’. This is what I made of it. Cold Cold starts from stories told in your warmth. Don’t think of snow, winter, ice. Cold lives closer. Grows bolder on the membranes of your heart. Shards of memories, fears you’veContinue reading “Cold, by Britta Benson”

Imaginary friend!, by Britta Benson

This poem is my response to The Procrastinators ‘Sunday Writing Prompts’ by Gail Henderson. I’m not an expert on imaginary friends. I reckon my poem will explain why. Imaginary friend! I’ve always wanted one. Turns out, it’s not that simple and friendship not a unilateral decision. Perhaps mine just doesn’t care for my company.Continue reading “Imaginary friend!, by Britta Benson”

This is the time of year, by Britta Benson

I’ve got a gardening poem for you today, bit of a trip down memory lane. Then and now, life in all its layers. Sometimes it feels like time, too is layered, not linear. This is the time of year This is the time of year my dad would gather seed catalogues on our coffee table,Continue reading “This is the time of year, by Britta Benson”

I know you, by Britta Benson

I guess it’s my kind of love poem. A bit weird. Like I said… my kind of love poem. For the slightly twisted minds… I suppose after over twenty years, my husband got used to my slightly wonky poetry. I like it. Here goes. I know you I know you. I know you like theContinue reading “I know you, by Britta Benson”

Recipe, by Britta Benson

I love participating in Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompts. This week, the word is ‘Recipe’ and the wordcount 36. So here we go, my 36 word poem. Enjoy! Recipe If it’s cake: Butter! If it’s bread: Allow time. If it’s love: Kindness, kindness, always. And then some. If it’s life or any other journey:Continue reading “Recipe, by Britta Benson”

A walk on fine lines, by Britta Benson

This poem is a direct response to Brian Vos’s Weekly Poetry Prompt I thoroughly enjoy his weekly challenges. This week, ‘Random Entry’, the challenge is to simply start with an object and a scene and then see where it takes you. I had a wee look through an old notebook and came across thoughtsContinue reading “A walk on fine lines, by Britta Benson”

Karma Bank Rules, by Britta Benson

Just a wee fun one, today, the result of an Expressive Writing Workshop I attended, led by Michelle Berberet, and inspired by Sonia Sanchez’s poem ‘Sonku (what i want)’. We’re always full of wants and wishes. Here’s my little take on wanting. Karma Bank Rules Hey, hey, this is how life works. It’s an invisibleContinue reading “Karma Bank Rules, by Britta Benson”

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