NaPoWriMo2017, Paul's Rhythm Journey, Real Toads

get down

Isadora hosts us today at the imaginary garden of poets.

Greetings Toadies!

I am ever so happy to present the mid-week prompt for our Poems in April promptkrieg. For this prompt we are going out of standard. I am going to challenge you to find new places in the everyday and sully the page with the unexpected. At this point in the month, your poem muscles are warm, limber and ready for the long haul.

Signs of the times

The prompt is simple: find an image of a protest sign and use that phrase in a poem that is not political.

In case you don’t want to find your own image I have supplied some below from different eras and different causes. Feel free to use them as poem fodder. However, do also feel free to find your own picture which means something to you….or even use a picture of yourself holding a protest sign.

So go now my muddy buddies and bring us back something shiny and new!

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bringin da

funk slow

to the

poetry day

 

bringin the

vibe you

know my

rhythmical way

 

bringin it

up before

you bring

it back

 

d     o     w      n

with this sort of thing

we say so here’s what’s up

 

shiftin the groove

we wanna ‘be’ then ‘bop’

 

bustin the moves

your breaking on the floor

 

spinnin n poppin

like you know the score

 

but

 

your

 

gettin

 

older

and

 

you

 

don’t

 

know

 

how

so

 

just

 

take

 

it

 

easy

 

and

 

be

careful

now

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Notes: The picture featured in this prompt is inspired by the television show Father Ted

I enjoyed this prompt so much I wrote a second poem

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13 thoughts on “get down”

  1. Know this, and I’ve got to take it easy and wish to hell someone would turn the volume down.
    Such is the joy of the ageing process…
    Anna :o]

  2. Thoroughly enjoyed the poem, but cannot see a picture nor work out what protest sign is referred to. 😦

  3. Hiya Paul, so glad this prompt brought forth two poems. In this one, I like you you’ve echoed the phrase from sign but in a sort of slow jazz retort and chill manner. Just take it easy and be careful! Well done and viva la!

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