Sorry for the late post today. I was on the road all morning traveling up I-75 N. If you saw someone like me at a gas station right off the Interstate in Tennessee or Kentucky, that very well may have been me.
For this week’s prompt, take the title of a song (whether you enjoy the song or not is optional) and make that the title of your poem; then, write the poem. The fun thing about this prompt is that you can go through your iPod, CD collection, record collection, 8-track collection, etc., and listen to a few fun tunes before figuring out which poem to write.
One more note: Your poem does not have to echo or pay homage to the original song. It’s totally fine if you want to write an ode to “Jailhouse Rock” or “Material Girl” or whatever Justin Bieber’s song titles are, but it’s not mandatory.
Here’s my attempt:
“California Girls” (by the Beach Boys)
All these parties, these tide-swept beaches
lifting and dropping buoys like gulls
drifting in the breeze. She seized my cool
fall–my heart covered in sweet peaches.
every where teaches.
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