Sunday, April 5, 2009

NaPoWriMo Day 5: Fifty Words

The prompt at ReadWritePoem today is to ask someone for 50 words, read them several times, leave them alone for awhile, then try to remember about 10 of them, write them down, contemplate why we recalled those particular ones, then write a poem inspired by them.

Here are the ten words I remembered from the list my friend, Anne, kindly emailed me:
insulin, syringe, donation, surf, deposit, radish, pepper, mouse, sticker,
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Three Tries

to write a poem
inspired by these

Some days I can
surf the waves of ideas
so easily

but, today, I’m just
in the ocean.

I’m a diabetic
needing a syringe
full of insulin

to balance
the sugar of

Even the donation
of these words
is not enough

of a deposit
into the bank account
of my brain

to get my mouse
moving and pepper
my computer

screen with stanzas.
Instead, I just add
a period to the last word.


Anonymous said...

I think you've done a brilliant job with these words. I absolutely love

'I'm a diabetic
needing a syringe
full of insulin

to balance
the sugar
of cliché'

Vixen said...

I think it's fantastic what you did with these words. If only I could be this creative on my off days!

Anonymous said...

You're good~dman good! I told you you're being wasted up there in the city that trees bulit...

Your writing is superb! Your words that you weld together stay connected.

Roberta Rahmer said...

Terrific way to venture into the difficulty of writing! I enjoyed your words. I am having a hard time with day 5....

Pam said...

Sometimes a struggle pays off. I cheated on this prompt and only used a few words. I think it is great that you chose to just place the period and not try to draw it out further.

Wayne Pitchko said...

very good...and you had a hard time?...hmmm me too...hard time remembering words from the list.....ummm got 7..not bad for an old guy

Giggles said...

Nifty I tell ya!! Love the idea for this prompt. As usual you never cease to amaze's that for the sugar of cliche!

Hugs Giggles

Gavin said...

I really like the last bit.
"Instead, I just add
a period to the last word."

Jeeves said...

Sweeet poem. Indeed a very diabetic poem. Like this.

Elizabeth said...

Very clever wordplay. I also struggled with this one and had to let go of most of my words; my head was somewhere else that day. But seeing your poem makes me think it would be fun and worthwhile to try again.

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