Saturday, September 6, 2008

Two Good Things - Part II

I provided the prompt on Thursday. We looked up random words in some books that Chelsea provided, then we tried to use those random words in writing some poems. We didn't have to use all the words, or even most of them. It was just an exercise to get us popping out poetry! It was fun, and produced some funny results. Here's my word list, and my two poems:

eight 0'clock

Poem 1:
5 Brushing leaves fall down;
7 On their journey to the ground
8 Contemplating misbehavior.

Poem 2:
A really trendy thing to do today is
To deface your body:
Tatto it up,
Guzzle down scotch and brandy,
Eat like there's no tomorrow.

I personally like that last trend.
I will take the beautiful blame
For having eaten a whole cake --
By myself --
Between the hours of 7:30 am and 8 0'clock.

Later that day my jaws
Were aching for ice cream.
I salivated as I contemplated
The 3 Klondike bars I had
Waiting for my lunch.

In my defense...
Oh, wait, I have none.
I was just following the crowd?

No masterpieces, but it was very fun to write! And it was fun to sit with those women and chat. Chelsea hosts the club at her house. Sarah is fun and has brought her kids with her in the past occasionally when her husband wasn't able to baby-sit. And yesterday she brought her sister with her little boy and I had fun playing with him. Yay for Two Good Things!


Erin said...

Merry, those are so funny! I'll be honest, poetry is usually so boring to me. But I love those poems. You are really good!!

Tara Hoppie said...

What a great idea! I am personally partia to your first poem. Very inventive!

Kerri said...

Merry I heart you so much! And your poetry brings a great big smile to my face :) I hope you are doing fabulously!