Found Poem

April 22nd, 2014

Here is my example of a Found poem.  This came from an article in Time magazine.  I can’t find the article, but you need to make sure for your own examples that you write down the magazine, article title, & author of the original article.

Remember– I did NOT add any words of my own.  I simply cut out words and rearranged to create the following poem.

 

“Hope isn’t easy”

 

Overweight.

Tired of being fat.

 

Diets

never make a difference.

 

Husky.

Big-boned.

By age 16, undeniably

obese.

Each year, only getting worse,

abysmal.

Chicken strips and fries

McDonald’s

Soda

Potato chips

Little Debbie cakes.

Never exercise.

Out of breath.

Upset.

Mentally—physically

I couldn’t.

 

Hope isn’t easy.

I needed help.

A long term remedy.

 

No easy answers.

Alone.

 

But hardly alone.

 

 

55 word fiction

April 21st, 2014

Starbucks Luck

Excited nervousness swarms through her like an army of tiny ants; she casually dips her index finger, swirling light foam into the dark warm liquid.

“Gotcha!” a voice whispers.

Jolted and surprised, coffee leaps, twirls, and dances, spraying ugly brown patterns on her chambray shirt and white pants. Shooooot! The interview begins in fifteen minutes.

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Anthem

April 18th, 2014

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“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.”  – Bob Goff, Love Does

I recently read the book Love Does by Bob Goff and loved the truth behind how important it is to live a life of love. That is my motto for life… LOVE! One word. One simple yet life changing word.  The above is a quote from the book that really struck me.  I had never thought about how the fear of failure isn’t what I should be worried about, but that I should be more afraid about being successful at things that just aren’t important in life or aren’t leading me in the direction I need to go.  Fialure is ok. It leads to growth. Success is the harder thing to overcome.