Upon The Highway, On A Wednesday (A Magic 9 poem)

two souls, two hearts, one drive, one way

silence in between burst of laughter

loud singing over rock ‘n roll along the highway

with a splash of milk and a dash of brown sugar over a cup of americano

one cup, shared by two hearts on a beautiful Wednesday

no amount of technical malfunction; critical or literal

will stop their hearts to flutter, like a basketball at play

dribbling back and forth, in love always and forever

two souls, two hearts, love rooted in freedom, forever to stay

For Val’s NPM 2021 prompt 7 and 8 –

  • Write a poem incorporating your favorite beverage, an automotive malfunction, and basketball
  • Write a Magic 9 poem using a theme of slavery, freedom, or manumission. This 9-line poem doesn’t have any rules as far as meter or subject matter–just a rhyme scheme: abacadaba.

Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at www.michnavs.wordpress.com, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC https://spillwords.com/what-if-snowflakes-dont-fall-in-winter/ Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links –https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-the-ravaging-virulent-covid-19-pandemic-a-special-journal/ –https://personalitiesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-covid-19-a-womawords-june-edition/

15 thoughts on “Upon The Highway, On A Wednesday (A Magic 9 poem)

  1. Oh! A two-fer!! You really made this one fun to read! The idea of a road trip with your true love is exciting (since we haven’t been able to travel with the pandemic)!


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