Monday, 28 April 2014

NaPoWriMo Day 28 – news headlines

Day 28
Find a news article to write a poem using (mostly, if not only) words from the article! You can repeat them, splice them, and rearrange them however you like.
This is a good prompt. I remember giving students newspapers and they 'wrote' poems using headlines, physically cutting and pasting them. I thought using the 'life' section or the Ottawa Citizen might bear some fruit.

a fashion show
a night to remember
for the slim and the trendy
I'm no club member

dieters offered hope
a pill to turn off hunger

you'd have to diet to fit into fashion
afraid I'd eventually turn up ashen

is there a trend here?
Canada's obesity epidemic exaggerated
media makes us look saturated

drug resistance has spread worldwide
Superbugs cannot be denied
keeping clean is one great practice
also fights against malpractice

Fight affluenza by giving back
I'm feeling peckish– want a snack?


Naquillity said...

that was real good. the newspaper is a great source for poems and this one is no exception. have a great day~

William Kendall said...

Now that's creative, Jennifer!