Surprise Behind The Door

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #92.  (posted by WhimsyGizmo)
“Today, I want you to crack the whip on your muse. Crack a joke. Crack us up. A mirror cracked. A book cracked open. The crackling of a fire. A crack of lightning. A crack of light under the door. The crack of dawn.

Get it? Crack open your pen and give us a poem of 44 words using some form of the word crack.”

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Avoiding wide crack
in sidewalk, I enter
friend’s house. She’s in
her kitchen cracking eggs
for a cake. ‘Look behind
that door’ she says. Door is
open a crack. I push it
and roar with laughter.
Crackerjack boxes are piled
up for my birthday!

Quadrille #92: Take a crack at poeming.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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11 Responses to Surprise Behind The Door

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    So many fun uses of the word here, Sarah! Love it!


  2. msjadeli says:

    Fun trip with cracks 🙂


  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    I remember those Crackerjacks with the prizes inside.


  4. Just Barry says:

    Whimsical and fun. 🙂


  5. what a wonderful surprise


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