New Year's Eve

Weekly writing prompt #295 from

Prompt words in red.

(This poem depicts New Year's Eve pre- or post- COVID-19. Please do not party this year!)

The night was just lovely

The dancers sublime

The air filled with glitter

we hear the clock chime


Kissed on the lips

where the mistletoe’s lurking

Tied to the lintel

it seemed to be working!


The candle burnt down

tots are nodding their heads

Carry the sleepy

upstairs to their beds


Footsteps grow faint

Until friends are all gone

The house now is lonely

and I start to yawn


 ©2020 Lisa Smith Nelson. All Rights Reserved


  1. This is beautifully put together and the words fit seamlessly in the poem,


    1. Thank you. I'll tell you, I had a bit finding where to put that "lurking!" The rest all fit nicely.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you. It did seem like a fun evening.

  3. Beware of lurking mistletoe--it could grab you! Ha!

    1. Or someone lurking under it will! That word just didn't fit with the rest! ,


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