IN-FORM POET WEDNESDAY – BLITZ

The BLITZ was created by Robert Keim and is a 50-line poem of short phrases and images.
Here are the rules:

  • Line 1 should be one short phrase or image (like “build a boat”)
  • Line 2 should be another short phrase or image using the same first word as the first word in Line 1 (something like “build a house”)
  • Lines 3 and 4 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 2 as their first words (so Line 3 might be “house for sale” and Line 4 might be “house for rent”)
  • Lines 5 and 6 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 4 as their first words, and so on until you’ve made it through 48 lines
  • Line 49 should be the last word of Line 48
  • Line 50 should be the last word of Line 47
  • The title of the poem should be three words long and follow this format: (first word of Line 3) (preposition or conjunction) (first word of line 47)
  • There should be no punctuation

There are a lot of rules, but it’s a pretty simple and fun poem to write once you get the hang of it.

MARIE ELENA’S BLITZ:

(I learned I can’t write a proper Blitz and make it poetic in any way, shape, or “form.” You all can just skip mine and get right on down to Walt’s now. You’ll be better off for it. 😉 )      I beg to differ…this is worth the read, if you Noah what I mean!

BIG ON PROMISES

Built an ark
Built it big
Big God provided blueprints
Big rains rained
Rained 40 days and nights
Rained HARD
Hard luck
Hard to imagine
Imagine two of every animal
Imagine being cramped together
Together getting seasick
Together stuck inside
Inside cramped quarters
Inside is better than out
Out in the chaos
Outlandish state
State of humankind
State of the ark
Ark of hope
Ark of creatures
Creatures of God
Creatures kept
Kept safe
Kept secure
Secured two of everything
Secured two mosquitoes
Mosquitoes uh huh
Mosquitoes really
Really annoyed
Really tired
Tired of mosquitoes
Tired of roaches
Roaches don’t belong
Roaches shouldn’t be
Be rescued
Be anywhere near humankind
Humankind was like a mosquito
Humankind wasn’t kind at all
All 2000+ species
All devious mosquitoes
Mosquitoes scammed us
Mosquitoes did
Did I say I’m tired
Did you see the rainbow
Rainbow God crafted
Rainbow promises
Promises from God
Promises to all
All
God

Copyright © – Marie Elena Good – 2012

WALT’S BLITZ:

MONEY FOR NOW

Love of life
Love of money
Money for lunch
Money for nothing
Nothing to see
Nothing for you
You only live once
You hold your future
Future predictions
Future world
World record
World War Three
Three coins in the fountain
Three’s company
Company “B”
Company picnic
Picnic Basket
Picnic table
Table of contents
Table the meeting
Meeting of the minds
Meeting room
Room for improvement
Room with a view
View to a kill
View master
Master of your fate
Master lock ®
Lock the door
Lock the safe
Safe haven
Safe harbor
Harbor lights
Harbor town
Town without pity
Town hall tonight
Tonight’s the night
Tonight until tomorrow
Tomorrow never knows
Tomorrow’s another day
Day tripper
Day to remember
Remember the Alamo
Remember the feeling
Feeling sick
Feeling fine now
Now is the time
Now is the place
Place…
Time...

Copyright © – Walter J. Wojtanik 2012