Lessons from Life – a Blitz Poem

A is for apple
apple is sweet
sweet is her taste
taste for poetry
poetry that sings
sings to herself
herself is myself
myself as a person
person to respect
respect for creativity
creativity is life
life is for living
living done well
well as can be
be good and be kind
kind of corny
corny but true
true  is good too
too much
much can be bad
bad for the soul
soul overfed
overfed led
led to obesity
obesity means fat
fat cat shows greed
greed for money
money from people
people who have little
little lives
lives of narrow horizon
horizon to aim
aim high
high as the sky
sky as a  target
target of ambition
ambition the goal
goal  the prize
prize for wanting
wanting to go further
further than far
far out of reach
reach to be stretched
stretched to progress
progress up
up up and away
a way up

This is a re-post of a poem I wrote in November 2010. for the PAD challenge, which I chickened out of this year.  Linked at dVerse Open Link Night


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8 Responses to Lessons from Life – a Blitz Poem

  1. Hi there. Just blog wandering this morning and stopped here… I’m liking this blitz form. And you created something that really ebbs and flows with these short phrases. very cool! cheers… wendy


  2. Rowan Taw says:

    This is great – I want a go at the form!


  3. What an excellent form.. this got me smiling… many excellent turns and twists


  4. Pat Hatt says:

    haha that was fun with your not so corny run


  5. brian miller says:

    ha. first i like the concept of the poem, the end lines beginging lines…makes for a very quick pace and quick changes along the way as well….i like how even the little lives can aim beyond the narrow horizon given them…


  6. Mary says:

    Love the blitz form, Viv. I think as the lines went on your poem increased in depth. Bravo!


  7. I’d never heard of blitz poetry before but I sure can see where it’s name came from. The form and progression kind of hurls one through. Nicely done.


  8. claudia says:

    people who have little
    little lives
    lives of narrow horizon…. this esp. stuck out for me… it’s sad when people stop to learn and to stretch to see what’s beyond their little world… it’s good to stay open minded for the lessons that life’s gonna teach us…


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