I’ve just heard about something called National Poetry Writing Month where you have to write a poem a day for all of April. I don’t really know how this works so I’ll just shove some stuff in and see what happens.
I’m a day late starting and probably have no chance of keeping it up but here goes anyway.
We’ll kick off with a heart-rending little number called :
The Saddest Sound
I’ve heard the toll of a solitary bell
The cries of a kitten stuck down a well
My little girl with a poorly tummy
A baby whale that’s lost its mummy
The heart-breaking strains of someone sobbing
The screech when a cat got hold of a robin
The voice of a lover saying goodbye
The haunting howl of a lone wolf’s cry
A tearful toddler that’s over-tired
I’ve heard my boss tell me you’re fired
A favourite band’s new song with something lacking
The thin ice I’m walking on creaking and cracking
A drunk lamenting a wasted life
Silence from an angry wife
A wallflower weeping after the ball
But really the saddest sound of all
The one that stops me dead in my tracks
Is the sound of a pound in an auto vac
Well that’s the first one. Better get off and do another to try and catch up.