Tuesday, June 7, 2011


We’ve arrived at the letter “q” today and our poetry prompt is the word, “queasy.” I’ll be the first to admit I struggled with this prompt. But to prove the point that inspiration can come from any source, the poem practically wrote itself after I read an online article about Congressman Anthony Weiner. He’s big in the news this week because of being accused of sharing, shall we say, indiscriminate, photos of himself over the internet. I’m not sure which part of all this bothers me the most: his original actions, his lying to cover them up, or his tearful apology. Whatever it is doesn’t really matter, though, and I thank him for inspiring the prompt and the poem. Find what makes you queasy, infuse your muse with it, and put it into verse!


Our leaders aren’t infallible,
but shouldn’t it be easy
to try avoiding those mistakes
that only make you cheesy?
He tries to turn the bad around,
but only looks more sleazy.
And just the thought of what he did
has left me feeling queasy.