I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.
Summary of Poems
Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 34 (Habits) - "Habits"; “Witch's Spell ~ Strong Desire" & "Virtue" is what my muse came up with from the word prompt, "Habits."
There are three poems.
My acrostic poem "Habits" shows us how habits become a strong desire we can't shake.
"Witch's Spell ~ Strong Desire" tells us how a habit feels like we are under a spell for we have no control.
"Virtue" tells us how someone can have a lot of wonderful habits with good and moral values, but can still get angry and release a bad one.
"Why Do Bad Habits Feel So Good? By After Skool"
Hard to stop
Behavior we do regularly
Impacting our daily life
Taking control over us
Strong desire we can’t shake.
Witch's Spell ~ Strong Desire
There are days she wishes
she didn’t want that morning puff
but as the hands on the clock pass
she feels the need to take that hit.
With a Bic lighter in her hand
she grabs that roll your own cigarette
lighting the end like there’s no tomorrow
taking that smooth tasting drag
then exhaling with a big relief.
Those certain times of the day
nag at her constantly
like a ghostly warning
until she gives in
like she is under some kind of spell
releasing the witch’s magic.
She can’t walk pass a kitty
without speaking gibberish cat talk
or spoiling it like a little tot.
Nor utter the words “No"
when someone needs a helping hand,
despite the time it takes.
She writes those checks each month
paying her bills by the due date,
not a moment late.
She sees good in all,
never meeting a stranger
as she finds a kind word or two to speak.
She has a tremendous flare
for using good behavior,
unless someone crosses her.
Then her angel ways disappear
and all hell breaks loose,
with the one habit
no one wants to witness.
The best way to stop a bad habit is to never begin it.
— J.C. Penny
"Most People Are Good ~ Luke Bryan"
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