One of my favorite prompts way back in April during the PAD Challenge was when I asked people to write a poem where they slip into the skin of someone or something else. With that prompt in mind, I think I’ve come up with another fun one that is somewhat similar.
For this week’s prompt, I want you to first come up with a title that is: “(Blank) is (Blank)”.
So, possible titles could be:
“Darth Vader is a sith lord”
“Santa Claus is real”
“Rocks are not scissors”
“Godzilla is a ballerina”
After you come up with a great “Blank is blank” title, write a poem that corresponds with that title.
Here’s my attempt for the day:
“Your name is astronaut”
When you were born, the fishermen
released their fish back into the sea;
the politicians quit giving speeches;
the editors set down their red pens;
the lead singers dropped their mics;
pundits squabbled no more; critics
patted each other on their backs;
parents let their children stay up
late and watch television; children
listened to their parents; hawks
stopped hunting field mice; and
everyone gave each other high-fives
and sang songs of hope for a planet
where everyone can be different
without stepping on each others’ toes.