Wednesday, May 8, 2019

DMC: "The Glass" by Angelique Pacheco


Be half full,
Never half empty.
Learn to chill,
There’s always plenty.

Pour your love out,
Replenish with goodness.
Don’t have doubt,
Nor fill up with darkness.

Quench a thirst,
Put out a fire.
You’ll never burst,
If things are dire.

Be see through,
Like water that’s clean,
In all you do,
So that you will gleam.

Your blessings will overflow,
As only a glass can know.

© 2019 Angelique Pacheco. All rights reserved.

Elizabeth Steinglass has challenged us to write a poem giving instructions to an inanimate object about how to do its job. Click HERE for more details and to read this month's Spotlight ON interview.

Post your poem on our May 2019 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, May 31st, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her fantastic debut poetry collection from WordSong:


  1. Angelique, this is great! I love, "learn to chill"
    Wonderful take on this prompt.

  2. "Be half full" and "Pour your love out" are instructions we ALL could use! Your poem overflows with charm, Angelique. :D

  3. This is so fun! I love the opening and all the glass words--chill, pour, replenish, quench, and especially overflow.

  4. Very cute poem. I especially like "learn to chill." Great job on this.

  5. I love this. It's genius. Especially the last line. It sums life up perfectly.