JULY P.E.O.D. MEMOIR CHAPBOOK CHALLENGE – JULY 17: HAUNTING

Does something from your past come back to haunt you? Have you heard strange noises or felt haunted in the night? Had bad dreams? Told “ghost” stories? Had a “Bad Penny” moment where it just wouldn’t go away? A memory that lingers and you can’t put your finger on? Exorcise that ghost!

 

Alternatively, write a “ghost” poem.

 

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Tomorrow I have surgery scheduled that hopefully will rectify the issues with which I’ve dealt for the past two years. Since no P.E.O.D prompt is schedule for tomorrow, hopefully I’ll be up and around to participate for the Friday offering. Either way, I’ll keep up when I can.  And when you do, speak of me kindly! 😉

JULY P.E.O.D. MEMOIR CHAPBOOK CHALLENGE – JULY 15: REBEL, REBEL

Were you headstrong and confrontational in your youth? Now? Were (are) you a rebel? What was it that triggered your resistance? What did you rebel against? How did you?

 

Alternatively, “Rebel, Rebel” was the title of a David Bowie song. Search his other titles and see if one would inspire you as the title of one of your poems and write it. See a partial listing below:

 

Love You Til Tuesday

Space Oddity

The Man Who Sold The World

Diamond Dogs

Young Americans

Heroes

Station-to-Station

Let’s Dance

Rebel, Rebel

Suffragette City

JULY P.E.O.D. MEMOIR CHAPBOOK CHALLENGE – JULY 13: SCARIEST MOMENT

What was the scariest thing (moment) you had encountered in your life? Poem your story, give us a chill!

 

Alternatively, write about something that is scary. Maybe a phobia someone may have, or a movie that had you off the edge of your seat. I’m afraid of heights. That’s scary to me. So is struggling with a writer’s bottleneck. Write something and don’t be scared. We don’t bite… much!

JULY P.E.O.D. MEMOIR CHAPBOOK CHALLENGE – JULY 11: THE POET I WISHED I WAS

You know your mind, you know your style. You know what made you want to become a poet. But, are you the poet you always wanted to be? Who is the poet you wished you were? Claim a favored poet and try to write her/him in their style. We all say “I wish I had written that!” Well, now’s your opportunity to write that, in their style, in your own way.

JULY P.E.O.D. MEMOIR CHAPBOOK CHALLENGE – JULY 9: GRANDPARENTS

Today, we’re writing about grandparents. We’re focusing on becoming one, being one or one of your grandparents.

 

Alternatively, write a “grand” poem. A grand = $1000, it’s a kind of piano, it’s a stand-up person, a mensch. Grand Canyon, the Grand Hotel, Grand Theft Auto… think outside of the cube-like cardboard container!

 

 

JULY P.E.O.D. MEMOIR CHAPBOOK CHALLENGE – JULY 7: TAKE A MULLIGAN

At one time or another we think about how we would have done things a bit different than we did. A do-over! A replay. Taking a mulligan! Do something all over again with the results you had expected.

Alternatively, take a poem and make it better. Polish up a poem from your portfolio and present the new, improved poem here!

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