Monday, April 13, 2009

My Hobby April 13

For today's prompt, I want you to write a poem that incorporates a hobby (either yours or someone else's). That's right: Now is the perfect opportunity to write about your comic collection or your scrapbooking activities. And for the purposes of this challenge, I also think activities such as fishing, running, bowling, photography, birding, and gardening count as hobbies.

I am a collector,
Not for me the stamps
or the baseball cards

No, I collect people.
I look around me and I find interesting ones
Ones with big smiles and
beautiful laugh lines
sparkling eyes

The ones with craggy faces
a road map of life between their ears
Ones who show that they are caring
loving, holding folk.

Others who are self-satisfied
righteous egomaniacs
out only for themselves
who put people down don’t
make it into my collection.

I toss them out

but the others,
those I keep and cherish
clean them off and love them
I hold on to them and take them
with me where ever I go.

That is the nice thing about collecting people
The collection never gets too large
you can take it with you where you go
and it is actually
not heavy.

In fact just thinking about my collection of people and friends
brightens up my world and my universe.

1 comment:

Nessa said...

I really like this one. It's a very clever take on the prompt.