January 27,2015 smallstone


Today’s prompt: Find an article in the day’s newspaper and circle words in the article that are of interest to you. Use them in a poem that has nothing to do with the details of the article in which the words appeared. I selected the article, “Thousands Cheer for Pats at Super Bowl Sendoff in Boston” and used the words to write about something else that was going on in the Northeast at the same time.


With excited chatter,
the weatherman issues
forecasts of unbelievable
snow totals and blizzard-force winds.

In the ensuing calm, no
snowflakes in sight,
not a soul can support or
appreciate his past

The embattled meteorologist
stands deflated and


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