Thursday Prompt: Write a Found Poem

Thursday Prompt: Write a Found Poem

Think Written has compiled 365 days worth of fantastic writing prompts. Here’s one of my favorites:

The found poem:

“Read a book and circle some words on a page. Use those words to craft a poem. Alternatively you can cut out words and phrases from magazines.”

I picked up a book about early Australian explorers and randomly pointed out ten words with my eyes closed, and here’s the poem I ended up with:

piranhas-123287_960_720I took an expedition

into hell‘s bank of horrors 

Feeling myself fatigued to my fate

I shed tears bitterly

in bedclothes made of fish

It’s amazingly terrible, but it was fun and got my creative juices flowing.

What can you come up with?

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