Poetry Prompt #1: Fast Poetry

Discussion in 'Art & Creative' started by Smelnick, May 26, 2009.

  1. Smelnick

    Smelnick Creeping On You V.I.P.

    I've decided to take Constantine's idea and do something like it for poetry. Poetry can be great fun.

    So here's the premise. For this one, I've decided to do a speed poetry type of thing. Some of my better poems, I wrote off the top of my head pretty quickly. So you have only 5 minutes to write a poem about a childhood memory.

    It can be any form, any structure and any type. (Alliteration, acrosstic, free verse etc etc).

    so GO!

    a darkness swirling into focus
    a sight on the wall is seen
    a figure in the mist of sleep
    as a child, I had yet to ween

    fearing, while not knowing fear
    a beast, I had yet to learn of
    imagination wild and young
    the screams qualmed by a mother's love
    bumped, perhaps people didn't see it?
    Last edited: May 26, 2009
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  2. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Smelnick smells.
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  3. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    Before the grandest idol, the penitent man kneels
    His hope pouring
    Libations to oblivion
    For what sin can iron mask cure?
    Stoic, it sits unblinking

    Cycle and cycle
    The penitent man to dust
    Another man takes his place
    Kneeling in grand primordial ritual
    Stiff and unthinking
    The penitent men see themselves
    Idols in idols' reflection

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