Second day of National Poetry Month. Bravo. Hurray. So exhilirating to write a poem a day! Okay, on to the prompts.
Robert Lee Brewer's suggestion today is "a Two-for-Tuesday prompt. For those new to the challenge, you have the option of writing to the first prompt or the second prompt — or even both if you feel so inclined." Robert's two-for-Tuesday choices are "a bright poem" and "a dark poem."
From Maureen Thorson we have this prompt: "a poem that tells a lie. I think you could have a poem that’s all lies (that could be very funny — full of things like 'the sun is the size of a nickel') or a poem that steadily builds to telling one big whopper."
For my Day Two poem, I give you a single poem with two sections, a bright one and a dark one. There you go, Robert. And I decided it would be "one big whopper," à la Maureen. Remember how yesterday she suggested "stealing" a first line from a poem to be one's first line? Today, I stole Maureen's sample lie and used it as my first line. ;-) Okay, here we go. Buckle yo.ur se.at be.lts!
How Eternal Night Was Created
What do you think? Please let me know via a comment below. I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
Come back tomorrow for Poem Three. Ingat, everyone. Look both ways and drive or walk or ride or whatever carefully. If you really need to text, pull over, please.
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