Life, or: Box of chocolates

Poetry Partners #133

‘Bitter yet sweet’, a poem by kalabalu of ‘My Blog free thoughts’

So sweet yet bitter just like life.
Melts in hands and lips
You lick those free
You want more and more
It has calories
Give you worries
Is expensive
Still, you want it
More with variety
Wrapping is attractive
Yet we tear it up
Unable to resist
So sweet yet bitter

A ‘Kimo’ by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

m&m candies sorted by color;
torn brown packet lies emptied;
sweet child looks serious

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


List of Poetry Partners

15 thoughts on “Life, or: Box of chocolates”

  1. kalabalu created a sweet poetic analogy and your response created a strong visual and memories of doing the same. I really want to be that kid with the M&Ms! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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