National Poetry Writing Month- 2017
REQUIREMENTS: We were asked to write a poem about luck and fortuitousness. This challenge had specific guidelines to follow:
Create the following lists:
- List – 3 random objects. (Smaller tends to be better.) My List – canteen, lamp, football
- List – 3 random but specific locations. (Think in the cookie jar, or under my seat…) My List – dresser drawer, in a safe, the briefcase
- List – 2 objects you’ve lost and a few notes on their back-story. My list – car keys, hope
- List- 2 objects you’ve found and few notes on their back-story. My list – recipe, friendship
Now, choosing an object from List 1, a location from List 2, and connect them in a poem with ideas from Lists 3 & 4 and Voilà! A fortuitous poem! I chose the words in red.
Suddenly awaken from my slumber
An intruder, my neighbor, was ransacking the safe in my study
Football firmly grasped was launched
Earsplitting contact, and he was without hope
Tightly trussed as a rodeo calf
Yawning, awaiting the local constable
Written for The National Poetry Writing Month- 2017.