A pet peeve is defined as an annoyance, specifically, a particular behavior a person identifies as an irritation. Pet peeves are unique and sometimes quirky. Interestingly, the same irritation that makes your lip curl or eyes narrow in displeasure, might not disturb others at all.
Let’s write an ode to celebrate the little things that drive us batty!
Ode Poetry Prompt:
Choose your favorite pet peeve and write an ode to it. What makes that particular behavior the best of the worst?
(Here’s a long list of pet peeves in case you’ve forgotten what ruffles your feathers.)
We look forward to reading your poems! …oh, and we promise to chew quietly and try not to tap our pens on the table.
Thanks to all our participants in last week’s follow-up to our photo play and poetry prompt. Here’s part of a poem from Rosanne we thought fit nicely here:
are coarse and scratch the surface
in ways the feet can never hide.
Sometimes we feature your poems in Every Day Poems, with your permission of course. Thanks for writing with us!