Card shark, or: Writer

See the typing of the writer,
I think he's angry at the lighter.
Once, her flame burned ever brighter,
But now she will not spark.

'Twas during that game of poker,
Feeling his card plays mediocre,
That he threw and, sadly, broke her
(And missed intended mark).

He remembers her rebounding
And raucous mocking jeers resounding;
Spiteful, he sits keyboard pounding,
Pouring out reams of snark.

Though he fumes, he ought to thank her,
For smoking's an unhealthy anchor
And through all this huff and rancor,
He's learned he's no card shark.

W3 poetry prompt

Denise DeVries’ W3 poetry prompt is to use some type of computer aid to write the first line of a poem. Then, follow it with between two and 18 of your own lines. You may use one of the links below or another site you like. Tell us which tool you chose.

  1. Random Word Generator
  2. Word Contraction Generator
  3. Poem Generator

I used the ‘Poem Generator’ to create a couplets poem and then used the first couplet of that computer generated poem as the first two lines of my poem above!


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!

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