NaPoWriMo Day 27 – Prompt for April 27, 2015April 26, 2015
Welcome to Day 27 of NaPoWriMo. And then there were 4. . . One of the most vitally important things a writer (part-time, full-time, published or not) absolutely must be doing is reading. In fact, I believe if you are writing regularly and often feeling you are overflowing with ideas and inspiration you are likely reading a variety of things that are feeding your muse well. And it goes to reason if you are having trouble finding things to write about, if you experience that mysterious malady called writer’s block it may be due to the fact you are not reading enough and certainly not diversifying what you are reading enough. I should probably provide a link at this point to some poetry that is worth reading. Although most of the Ten Poems Everyone Needs To Read are pretty obvious and are likely very familiar to you . . .most of these are indeed must reads. So enjoy for them again for the thousandth time or for the first. (And yes, for the record I certainly strongly considered not choosing to link to this particular because of how annoying their hyped up title is).
DAY 27 – NaPoWriMo Prompt for April 27, 2015
Create a color-full poem. One that uses a myriad of colors with a touch perhaps of something unexpected.
NAPOWRIMO PROMPT 25 POEMS
Prompt 25 suggested writing a poem using several Acronyms. . .
By Christopher J. Jarmick
The WASPS , JAPS and HUD renters march together against
the frackers shouting NIMBY NIMBY
Oklahoma shakes. (BOBs have nothing to do with this.)
Get data from EOS, ESPRI, NASA geeks.
You say FISHDO, BOHICA, it’s just another SNAFU? Go FO!
We say NIMBY, hell no!
Before our world is FUBAR!
Definitions: (12 Acronyms- 52 Words!)
WASP -White Anglo Saxon Protestant
JAP Jewish American Princesses
HUD- US Department of Housing and Urban Development
NIMBY- Not in My Back Yard
ESPRI -Earth Surface Processes Research Institute
EOS- Earth Observing System
BOB- Battery Operated Boyfriend
FISHDO – F* *k It, Shit Happens, Drive On
BOHICA – Bend Over Here It Comes Again (US Military Slang)
SNAFU – Situation Normal: All F* *cked Up
FO – Foxtrot Oscar (i.e. F**k Off) (US/UK Forces)
FUBAR – F* *cked Up Beyond All Recognition
Teresa’s Prompt 25 Poem
By Teresa Jarmick
UNESCO, ANSI waiting outside MOMA couldn’t
Help but see the HEPA, NATO, HIPAA threesome
Linked by arms, laughing. Obviously a LASER JAMA of
a day for them and he was ANSI, jealous, WISHA he was
mid the two FIFA ladies, ASORN he was
without AAMI. Head hung low, NSAID, it was a QAPI
start to a DEVL day.
Writers Digest Poem a Day Prompt 25 poem
Write an across the sea perhaps travel poem.
Accinents (tried to combine Accents and Accidents)
By Christopher J. Jarmick
Hands across the water
You’re feet don’t get wet.
No one likes water in their ear.
Take a plane, but chew gum
or your ears might pop and
nobody likes that either.
Well, there’s probably some
masochist or perv that likes it
but I shouldn’t judge folks whose
oddball quirks aren’t hurting anyone.
I sound just like any other rude,
American tourist In France or Italy.
The ones who talk slow and loud
because that somehow helps people who
don’t speak English understand what they are saying.
Could have something to do with why
you think French Waiters are rude.
Nobody likes being yelled at or treated like their idiots.
I miss hearing accents.
Use to hear them a lot when I was younger
and living on the East Coast.
they make you listen a little closer
appreciate how the habits of the tongue
influence tone, volume, accent
even the meter of sentences spoken.
When I hear a thick accent
I sometimes think about poetry,
think about what a poem might sound like
recited with an accent like the one I’m hearing
or if there’s a way to capture on the page
the nuance of accents.
Some voices were made to read poetry.
You’re not from around here…
And I’m glad to hear it.
Makes things a little more interesting
makes me pay a little closer attention.
Might even learn something.