NaPoWriMo Day12 – Prompt for April 12, 2015April 11, 2015
Welcome to Day 12 of NaPoWriMo. The 12th is my Birthday! But NaPoWriMo marches on…. If you’ve joined me years past you can guess that today’s prompt has something to do with my other obsession….and you would be right!!!
DAY 12 – NaPoWriMo Prompt for April 12 2015
Of course it’s going to have a movie theme! Let’s repurpose titles from Creature Feature/ Drive In B- movies made between 1951 to 1964 and use three or more of them as part of your poem. The place is loaded with giant bugs, monsters and all sorts of aliens….. Watch the skies!
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NAPOWRIMO PROMPT 10 POEMS
Prompt 10 suggested using Dead Metaphors
The Metaphor Man
By Christopher J. Jarmick
Metaphor man’s painted arms rested
on the limbs of the chair, at the foot of the bed
as he eyed the shoulder of the road, out the window,
waiting for the hands of the clock to both reach 12.
His friends would tell you
he had the heart of a lion,
his wife; a heart of stone,
but he was heartbroken;
his marriage was on the rocks.
A flood of stormy thoughts
in a sea of dark sadness,
swept over him as he remembered
the woman who was once
the apple of his eye and set his heart on fire.
They were once THE perfect match.
But he took too much for granted,
and the once bright light of his life
slowly dimmed, the voice he once considered
music to his ears was just a nag.
Now this once strong as an ox, man
was a lame duck.
The ball was in his court.
It was time to take the bull by the horn,
step up to the plate, swing for the fences,
wipe the slate clean and
take his eye- of-the-needle snowball-in-hell last call chance
to turn his life around.
Writers Digest Poem-A-Day Prompt 10
Prompt: How . .. is the first three letters of the title of your poem….
By Christopher J. Jarmick
Heard in countless Westerns
at the movies and on TV
as a universal neutral Indian/Native American greeting.
Turns out, not complete bullshit.
Several plains tribes did greet each with words
that sort of, kind of, sounded like “HOW”.
Get the wrong waiter in a Paris restaurant
and sort of, kind of, pronounce a French word correctly
and see what happens…
Anyhow, some variant of HOW was perhaps used
by at most 5 percent of tribes, while others used
words that didn’t sound anything
Consider it a representation of early
American style diplomacy.
By the way, ‘Bon Jour’, ‘Arrivederci’, ‘Hola’, ‘Aloha’,
‘Buonasera’,‘How’s it hanging’ and ‘Ugh’.
were NOT among other
Native American greetings,
(Note: Kemosabe… made famous by Tonto of Lone Ranger fame vaguely resembles the Spanish
‘quien no sabe’, “he who doesn’t understand” but is a made up word. Tonto in Spanish means stupid or crazy which may be why in Spanish dubbed versions of Lone Ranger, he is called Toro (bull) instead.
Teresa Prompt 9
Threnody (Memorial Poem)
By Teresa Jarmick
Silent hilltop, dry grass separated by granite
Evenly spaced plots, some full, some waiting.
I can see my childhood from here.
The channeled irrigation canal, tilled field bare
Next to dry manmade lake bed.
I could hear the coyotes from the house just like I could see the sun rise.
Now I watch the sun set, your stones singing me