… or a newspaper. Take the title of an article from the daily news or your favorite periodical and make it the title of your poem. Write a new poem. It need not relate to the original story. Identify the Title and publication from which it came. Your poem in black and white, to be read all over.
MARIE ELENA’S CLIP:
A sip of water was fodder for ranting. Slanting toward screwy, this hooey distracts from the facts, be they left or right. Polite society allows a variety of thought, and we ought to connect and respect. To be precise – fight nice.
© Copyright – Marie Elena Good – 2013
Marco Rubio’s Water-Bottle Moment, posted by Ian Crouch: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/02/marco-rubio-water-bottle-moment.html
AN ANGEL IN HIS POCKET
He walks in charmed steps,
blessed in life by the people
who have become the many threads
in the fabric of that life. He is assured
on the path he had chosen, no longer
frozen by fear and here for the long haul.
For above all else he is guided,
guarded by the presence of the one who
offered her heart and kept him whole.
Opening his eyes to his very soul,
making his rise as quick as a rocket,
compliments of the angel in his pocket!
© Copyright – Walter J. Wojtanik 2013
“An Angel In His Pocket” by Lee Jenkins / Sports Illustrated – December 4, 2009
This week you are asked to take the title from an article from any magazine or periodical you may read or have access to and make that the title of your new poem. Then your deed will be to write the poem. Cite the story and source of your inspiration.
WILD CARD PROMPT – Labor Day weekend is upon us. For an extra credit pat on the back and a hearty Atta-girl (or guy as the case may be), write a poem about your job, your dream job, a chore you despise or any activity that works for you. Any poems posted for these prompts will be eligible for a Beautiful Bloom.
There is a specific job we’re looking for that will earn you a CD copy of Walt’s Chapbook WOOD.
Remember Me This Way
View and thought
** Reader’s Digest, April 2011, “Remember Me This Way” by Beth Dreher.
GET FIRED UP
Languishing in a malaise for days and weeks
speaks volumes to your lack of motivation.
It would fill you with elation if you could stand
above the obstacle to achieve as you believe you can.
No block can stop you; your words carry weight
and the power of your abilities, this verbal agility
serves you well time and again. It’s time, my friend.
to start your engine and give this muse a running start.
You have the heart to overcome, so summon
all your ferocity and use your poetic license to full velocity.
Pump up your drive, striving for the excellence you possess.
The rest is up to your heart to do its part. Get fired up.
**Weight Watchers Magazine July/August 2010 issue; Page 110