Saturday, April 30, 2022

Z is for Zeffereoring and Zipper

It's Z last Day in the AtoZ Challenge!

For National Poetry Month, I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge.  I am writing ekphrastic poetry (poems written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.  

Using the site: I get both a fake word and random image for the day.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "zeffereoring":


He has teeth like a zipper

to lock the food in 

He's all head and tummy

But hasn't a chin

Zeffereoring from one thing

then on to the next

he'll slip into your backpack

and send mom a text

He hides all your pencils

and nibbles on books

pretending he reads them

he nestles in nooks

he's quiet at bedtime

bestowing good dreams

he snuggles and cuddles

he's not what he seems

for in daytime he's different

he has too much spunk

but when bedtime comes

his head goes kerplunk.

asleep with a smile

zipped on his face

but on waking he zings 

and makes life a great race.

Donna JT Smith ©2022

I've given consideration to continuing daily posts through May...we shall see.  It's going to be a busy month of readying the house to sell and finishing up homeschooling the grandkids.  But writing is a good distraction from thinking about what I'm doing or have to do.

We shall see.  Ideas??  What topic, topics, rhyme schemes, images???


  1. Ha, that's really cute. I bet those things would sell.
    J Lenni Dorner (he/him 👨🏽 or 🧑🏽 they/them) ~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author


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