The Next Groove

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #135
"Shake That Poem Groove Thang"  (posted by WhimsyGizmo)

"Tongue and groove. Groovy, baby. Grooving to the beat. Getting into the groove. Shake your groove thing. Noun it. Verb it. Adjective it within an inch of its groovy groover-ific little life. Invent a new word that blows our minds. Whatever you do, just be sure to include some form of the word groove in your poem of just 44 words."

If you make a groovy gravy
I can get back to mashed
potatoes–a food, or dance
from long ago.

Don’t want to go back to
an old groove, I’d rather
a new one, with kindness
to all, a  sort of
groovalocity.  Right, baby! 

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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30 Responses to The Next Groove

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Winner, winner, mashed potato dinner! LOVE “groovalocity!”
    You rock!


  2. msjadeli says:

    I love the new word. It made me think of love at the speed of groovalocity.


  3. Gillena Cox says:

    Bravo!!!luv it Sara

    Have a good week



  4. Lucy says:

    Hahaha, I love this! How freeing and creative. ❤


  5. VJ Knutson says:

    Right on! How fun!


  6. Bill says:

    Love that, “Don’t want to go back to
    an old groove, I’d rather
    a new one…” part. Kind of like the “I want a new drug” song. Loved it.


  7. Helen Dehner says:

    Lovin’ your new groove, Sara. Lovin’ it!!!!


  8. Misky says:

    What brilliant fun!


  9. Love the new word… bring me mash and gravy though


  10. lillian says:

    Groovalocity and the Mashed Potatoes…..oh I did indeed dance the Mashed Potatoes! 🙂 LOVE this post!


  11. Grace says:

    I love mashed potatoes and yes for a new word: groovalocity.


  12. Nice word play in this piece.


  13. “groovalocity” indeed, Sara 😀



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