Sunday Writing Prompt, June 13/2021 – Poetic Justice

Welcome back to, Sunday Writing Prompt!

Poetic Justice: “An outcome in which vice is punished and virtue rewarded, usually in a manner peculiarly or ironically appropriate retribution for one’s actions.”

The KICKER for this week is, I would prefer anyone who feels inspired by this prompt to write in a poetic fashion. It doesn’t have to rhyme, but there should be a tempo, pace, a personal cadence.

This is Sara’s baby and she doesn’t ask for much does she, LOL!
I’ve written a fair amount of poetry in my time, but to specifically to be asked to write a poem sends any rhyme or reason out of my head!


So, with today being weigh in and I am still battling to maintain my target, I am going to recycle something from December 2016 (which will be new to Sara) to justify the biscuits, chocolate and other goodies that seem to find their way into the shopping trolley at Christmas. At my SW group, we all had gains!!

Excuses rang across the hall,
Gains in weight had befallen all,
Down to a single judgement call:
Put simply, Because It Was There.
Sweets and cakes and savouries,
Chocolate Santas and novelties,
Candy canes hung on Christmas Trees,
It became too much to bear.
Should’ve left it on the shelf,
Or put the blame on that blessed Elf,
Never the fault of one’s inner self,
Temptation’s a cruel friend.
Could’ve shared and split the pot,
Passed round the tin, not scoffed the lot,
On your face, do I see a spot?
Why bother to lie and pretend.
It was there, and you fancied some,
That’s OK, if you can stop at one,
Not keep going until there’s none…
No wonder the scales took fright!
But you’re not alone if truth be told,
We need extra layers as we grow old
To battle the winters chills and cold,
(And assume the reading’s not right).

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt, June 13/2021 – Poetic Justice

  1. Paula Light says:

    Great job! Enjoyed this a lot 🙂

  2. Sadje says:

    Hilarious poem

  3. murisopsis says:

    Love this one!!

  4. Oh gosh, Di, I loved this so much! I literally chuckled aloud at “This is Sara’s baby and she doesn’t ask for much does she, LOL!” A writing challenge SHOULD be a challenge, at least once in a while. Best way to learn and grow as a writer, IMO 🙂 My favorite lines: “We need extra layers as we grow old. To battle the winters chills and cold.” Very funny, very relatable. Very much enjoyed this

  5. This old poem fit the challenge so well!

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