You Are Better Than The Best

NaPoWriMo Day 16

Hopefully, today’s prompt won’t expose you to controversy. Rather than encouraging minimalism, today we challenge you to write a poem of over-the-top compliments. Pick a person, place, or thing you love, and praise it in the most effusive way you can. Go for broke with metaphors, similes, and more.


You Are Better Than The Best



My poems are not poetical
they are not even magical


I write them in the afternoon
unpoetic time no stars no moon


But you are the love of my life
the poetry I write, even in the afterlife


Remember Heathcliff, of “Wuthering Heights”?
you were better than him, like Northern Lights


How about Mr. Darcy of  “Pride and Prejudice”?
nahh, I’ll skip that,  rather, I’ll blow you a kiss


Elizabeth Browning wrote the best love poem for her beloved
your little love notes were better than that instead


“How do I love thee? let me count the ways “, said Elizabeth 
you never had to count anything, to begin with, your kiss nailed it


I seldom use figures of speech, no metaphor, no simile
but you alone is the greatest metaphor and the best simile


I smile when I write, I giggle when I get complimented
but I smile the sweetest and giggled the best with you my beloved


My poems may not be poetical
But you made it ever magical


I smile, I giggle, I laugh even when life is tough
and because of you my greatest love