Poetry

a life in the day

readwritepoem: napowrimo day 29 front page news:  choose your favorite newspaper or online news provider. jot down five to ten headlines that jump out at you and without reading the articles, select elements from each headline to create a new event about which your poem reports. i chose today’s online www.thedailybeast.com bylines the cheat sheet and highlights section front page. also used the beatles a day in the life song from sgt pepper…. ; photo: signal, detroitmi97, flickr


REAL MESS TALK MOVIN IN
today the white house on 10th street
was smeared with socks and shoes
swung on primetime with anchor
who made the grade

one observer noted the news
was rather sad almost cursed
inside the lights gleamed brightly
unaware the immigrants were
leaving in droves

a crowd of people moved away
praising the euologies of those
missing in the boobquake diasaster
trapped in pugatory not noticing
the light had changed

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9 thoughts on “a life in the day

  1. Excellent interweaving of “A Day in the Life” – all is jumbled and crazy, but it makes sense, creates an ‘environment’ of words perhaps. Must have been fun to write, and it was fun to read.

  2. Rallentanda says:

    There is a surreal quality about this poem which i like,
    The white house smeared with socks and shoes is interesting

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