Thursday, February 26, 2009

Writer's Workshop - the impossibly fun poem

It's that time again. Time for Mama Kat's Thursday Writer's Workshop. I decided to be super brave this week and write a poem. Remember my sorry attempt at a haiku during my very first Writer's Workshop post? I'm won't lie to you. It sucked, and I promise this poem will be way, way better.

First, you need to understand that I'm not a poem kind of girl, and I wasn't sure if it would even be possible for me to actually pull this off. I've always loved writing, but poems are just not my forte. I suck at rhyming and all stuff that poems are made of. But, I like a good challenge, so I chose the prompt about writing a poem. These are the requirements:

Write a 26-line poem using all the letters of the alphabet, where the first line starts with the letter "A," the second "B," the third "C," etc., culminating with the final line starting with "Z."

I sat down and started writing a poem all about baby poop and baby barf and how I hadn't showered in 2 days, and I was pretty impressed with myself for the line that began with the letter F. The preceding lines had been about dealing with said poop and such, and it was high time for an expletive, so the line went like this: "Frick, frick-a-frack, cock-a-doodly-doo." I was too proud of that not to share it with you. Unfortunately, that little piece of genius didn't make the final cut because my poopy, barfy, non-showery poem sucked.

It just wasn't coming together. So, I deleted what I had, took a step back, and decided that I needed to write something that didn't have to do with being a mom or my newest obsession with the Duggars.

So, without further adieu, I present you with my poetic masterpiece...

Alphabet Soup

All things that are chocolate,
Books that aren't true.
Candy and
Daisies, but not
Even the
Girly accessories,
Headbands and rings.
I'm talking about all of my favorite things.
Jumpin' Jehosephat - that's fun to say!
Kitty cats,
Lollipops and steak
Norah Jones, but not
Pink stuff and juice.
Quite frankly I even like Dr. Suess.
Randy from Idol and
Seattle Grace.
Try to hurt me and I'll spray you with mace.
Umbrellas in rainstorms and
V-Dubya bugs.
Weddings, my family, and
Xeptional rugs.
Yard sales, and coupons - some sparkly bling.
Zeze are a few of my favorite things.


Summer said...

Sera, you are awesome!

I love this, and I love that we have the same favorite things. And guess what, I even hate the flu too!


KatieSaysSo said...

That was so great!!!! lol @ try to hurt me and ill spray you with mace!!! my favorite part!!

Deb said...

girl, this is GOOD! and i am not just saying that to kiss up to you! A+!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You've done it and it was extraordinary. Loved it!

April said...

That was really good. I'm impressed!

Anonymous said...

Jumpin' Jehosephat that was so cute

Kelly said...

That was an Awesome poem!!

Kelly said...

That is an awesome poem!!

Mama Kat said... ARE a poet!!! That was really good!

And your comment on my page was SO sweet!!! Thank you...and thanks for reminding me to write my letter to Ellen. I don't want to fall behind again this month, she'd be SUPER mad at me. ;)

Jenners said...

This just cracked me up -- especially V-Dubya bug! And books that aren't true. This was so fun to read! Love it!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

LOL! I love it.


whereismymind said...

WOW! You ROCKED that. I read the prompt and was like, "Holy CRAP! Too hard..."

Susie said...

That's a great poem!! Awesome job:-)

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I hope to see you back there soon:-)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Excellent job!

Kristen said...

I kept reading it with the "Raindrops and Roses" tune in my head.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome poem! I actually suck at poetry - you obviously do not!! :) I'm also not a big fan of Oprah. I knew I liked you for some reason. ;)

~ Ruth

Marcie said...

What a great poem! I love it!!!