I have to start out by saying that my poem today will make ABSOLUTELY no sense unless you consider that it is a found poem. You don’t know what that is???? Ha! Neither did I until this morning. Rena Traxel explains all about it on her blog today as we come to Day 24 of the A to Z Poetry Challenge. Also, HERE is a link to The Found Poetry Project. Rena created an online version for us to use-how clever of her! Essentially we are give “source text” (simply put—a bunch of random text taken from a bunch of random sources)…Then we use the words to make up a poem. I went through and highlighted words I wanted to use and then added some words of my own to create my completely random poem. If you’d like to see my the “source text” Rena provided us, click HERE and scroll down to where it says Source Text.
A Found Poem-Boy Blue, Wolfy Fella and Cinder-gal
Boy Blue stomped his feet
Go away! I’m not yours to eat!
You bushy tailed canine,
You’re not going to dine
On me or Cinderella
Got that? Wolfy fella?
You say you’re NOT here gnaw and chew
On Cinder-gal or her wooden shoe?
Well, then don’t piddle and putter
Have some crunchy peanut butter
And some beans, corn, peas.
Although I doubt that will please.
As for me and my main squeeze
We will head for balm and breeze.
And sing from the rooftops
Because, Dude, we have “nice chops!”
So, “Later” you hairy bafoon
We’re off on our honeymoon!