Friday, April 8, 2011

WHAT THEY SAID --- What I thought


Ready to move again if needed                 that’s me
Part of a revamp                                          that would be her
Growth                                                         do I believe this? 
Pursue                                                           we all want hope, love

Rescue package                                           a parachute, a submarine
Plans to raise                                              a laugh, a smile
Leader to go                                                 with dinner on the side
Social taboo hampers treatment of ED                        (guess why?)
Strike kills                                                  everything, kills hope
Spending offers huge opportunities        more debt, again

Errors still common                                 errors still common



The prompt from Poets United was 'headlines'.

10 comments:

Old Ollie said...

Creative...out side the box.

Cool ID!

susan t. landry said...

this is a good prompt; i like prompts that allow for serendipity & abstraction--i guess we could call that poetry, yes? it reminds me of the "cut-ups" that Brion Gysin and Wm. Burroughs used to do, randomly snipping type from newspapers, and then laying them out in either nonsense or new sense to form poems.
i was at a workshop recently where the leader suggested people write about a horrible house guest experience; your prompt is so much more fun and inspiring! (and interesting, in that 'hope' is the only word that reappears.)
btw, i read your new blog yesterday; will meet you there...

Tess Kincaid said...

Parachute, indeed!

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Isabel,

Is it ever as it reads, or is it all in our interpretation!

Best wishes, Eileen

Philip Thrift said...

I like the way you read between the headlines!

flaubert said...

Very creative piece.

Pamela

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is way cool. Loved it!

Dave King said...

I think that just about sums up Headlines as we have come to know them. Brilliant.

Lolamouse said...

Clever use of the prompt! As always, errors!

Willow said...

Dave beat me to it. My immediate thought, "brilliant."