#OctPoWriMo Day 17: Masks and Madness

Mask on a Cat by Maria L. Berg 2021

For Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge, “mask,” I tried to put a mask on the cat, but he stabbed me. So I put a mask on a blue head and put it in front of the cat.

Mask Over Cat by Maria L. Berg 2021


Today’s prompt is Celebrating Milestones. The 2018 prompt was “Madness Reigns,” and talks about using homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently like reigns / reins / rains) in poetry which I think I’ll try today.

Masked Milestones

Try on a new face
slam on the brakes before I
break this pace racing

bear this pace racing
when I’m wearing this new face
masking feelings bare

bare raw emotions
behind many masks plain stares
on new planes upstairs

the new planes upstairs
scare bare bears and hairy hares
in the wild child’s lair

the liars wear masks
where chaos rules behind them
I come out to play

The One in the Mask by Maria L. Berg 2021

Look at these great jack-o-lantern sculptures! My friend made them.

They’re one of a kind, so hurry and get yours before it’s too late.

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