First, I just want to thank everyone who’s voted for me so far for Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. It really means a lot to me, not to mention the nice comments poets have left there. (If you haven’t voted but want to, click here to go to the post.)
Second, we’ve made it through three weeks of poetry. Yay! Only a little more than one week left. We can do it!
For today’s prompt, take the phrase “According to (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Example titles might be: “According to Bob,” “According to these instructions,” “According to the government,” “According to the sun,” etc.
Here’s my attempt:
“According to the time”
I should get out of bed and face this day
even if the sun is especially
unpleasant and rude. I was, after all,
sleeping when it decided to shine through
the slats in my blinds. In my dream, I found
a key to a haunted house. Of course, I
did not know the house was haunted until
much later–not until the silverware
was dancing through the air and animal
heads hung on the walls like trophies started
singing. It was all so sudden that I
didn’t know what to do. In fact, it was
a lot like waking up in the morning.
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