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”



Tired of being fat.



never make a difference.




By age 16, undeniably


Each year, only getting worse,


Chicken strips and fries



Potato chips

Little Debbie cakes.

Never exercise.

Out of breath.



I couldn’t.


Hope isn’t easy.

I needed help.

A long term remedy.


No easy answers.



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.



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.