“Like, Totally” Featured Poet – Paula Baker

Congratulations to this week’s poetry prompt winner, Paula Baker!  Her blog, Sing My Life, celebrates all things musical and motivating…and her response to the challenge, ” Choose a word or phrase you find yourself saying often (e.g. like, totally, hate, really, kind of) and write a poem using it as much as possible, turning it over and over, repositioning it, extending it, playing with its uses and the parts of speech into which it can be shaped” certainly reflects that vision.

Following is her original poem, Nothing In Life Is Free:

Nothing in life is free,

‘Cept for the air that I breathe.

But wait!  Free in life?  Life is Free?

Free is nothing? Free is me?

They say there’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

TANSTAAFL seems to be true.

So if Nothing in Life Is Free,

Where does that leave you and me?

Breathe, breathe free

For Life is Nothing if you’re not Free.

Thanks to all the participants in the Reason 2 Rhyme weekly poetry prompt, and here is a sneak peek at next week’s challenge…

Create a Book Spine Poem by layering titles to make a meaningful statement.  These can be books you own, or notice at your local bookstore or online.

(If you don’t know what a book spine poem is, just check back on Monday…it will all be explained then!)

The prompt page will be live on Monday, July 30, with a place to post your poem in the comment section, or link directly to your page.  Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next!

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Reason2Rhyme – “So Cliche”

Monday, July 25, 2012 Poetry Prompt…

Choose a clichéd phrase (“fit as a fiddle,” “think out of the box,” “running on empty,” etc.) and turn it around. Use the new meaning created by this reversal to fuel a poetic meditation.

Here is my response to the “So Cliche” prompt…

“Peace of Mind” by EleArt

A Piece of My Mind

I gave him a piece of my mind

My mind should be at peace

But now, only in pieces.

The pièce de résistance

was that he never heard it


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  • Monday Poetry Prompt – check this site for the week’s inspiration
  • Share your poem in the comment section, or link to the site where you have it posted
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