A Jumbo Storm

The NaPoWriMo prompt today is quite a challenge! We’re given “Twenty Little Poetry Projects”; the challenge is to use all twenty prompts in one poem. Too big a project for me, so I’ll try to cover the first five in my poem. They are:

  1. Begin the poem with a metaphor.
  2. Say something specific but utterly preposterous.
  3. Use at least one image for each of the five senses, either in succession or scattered randomly throughout the poem.
  4. Use one example of synesthesia (mixing the senses).
  5. Use the proper name of a person and the proper name of a place.

Jumbo Day

This storm’s a flashing circus day
with elephants! You’ve seen the way
they like to poke their trunks in water
and your very best outfit to splatter.
You shiver and shake, really ticked off,
but there you stand, you drip and cough
as the smell of Jumbo’s barn arises
and the taste of peanut butter surprises.
You hear all Heaven preparing to pour
another drench, and you're really sore,
shouting and screaming, "Unlock this door!"

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