Today’s prompt at OctPoWriMo was one that I knew I could do justice. We were encouraged to write a bad poem. Luckily, I had encountered this prompt before and had already written a poem that qualified. However, I wanted to write a brand new bad poem, but life was chaotic for me today. I was out of my normal routines, away from home, and spending quality time with a friend and with my family. Determined not to fail at writing a bad poem, my muse suddenly whispered this little gem in my ear. Enjoy it in all its badness!
I am really enjoying working with the team at OctPoWriMo! Each contributor is bringing such a unique perspective that I am inspired by them every day as we prepare for the kickoff on October first. After reading Julie’s POST , I had to give her technique a try. I wrote line after line of observations while sitting in Panera on Friday evening. Today, I printed them, cut them apart, and drew them at random to create the following poems.
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Reminds me of my childhood
I need to go pee
Hot soup from a cup
A box of bagels to go
Walking with purpose
Staring into space
There are bags under my eyes
What the hell is that?
Dropped her glasses on the floor
Single mom of three
Foolish dreams abound
Lean on the wall for support
Lipstick and hairspray
Necessary parts of her
Ok, so that last one wasn’t from my random selection of lines. Instead, it was a response to a writing challenge thrown down by a fellow writer as I was leaving Panera on Friday. She wanted to see if I could turn the “lipstick and hairspray” line into a poem. I told her I’d have it composed by the time I completed the drive home.
I spent the majority of yesterday (8 hours or so) on the highway driving. Today has been a day of physical rest while a friend of mine has done some much needed work on my poor over-driven van. My creativity today has come in small, disconnected bursts that are only connected by the thread of form. Here are some randomly themed haiku from today’s musings:
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