Write a poem about each person in your family. I have an older sister, an older brother who I use to fight with all the time when we were kids, a twin sister who I had to share everything with, a younger sister, and of course my parents.
My parents knew each other when they were kids. And they still know their friends from childhood. It’s weird looking at old photos of them with their friends and seeing how everyone looks now.
My twin and I often blended into one person.
Although we were different people.
Shared birthday cakes, a shared tricycle, a shared car.
Shared space. Shared friends.
Two people blending into one.
Continue one by one writing short poems about each person. Be creative and have some fun!
Write a story about a character with a tattoo. What does the tattoo look like and why did your character decide to get a tattoo.
I remember when I first got it. I didn’t want to get the regular heart or flower. I remember how long I stood looking through the books. What do you choose when you know it’s going to last forever? I wanted to be strong. Stronger than I could ever be….
What tattoo does she select? What is this character dealing with? Be creative and have some fun!
A plane crash lands on this island. What’s on this island? Are there monsters? Are you alone or are there other people there with you?
We had to pack up all of our belongs but could only take one personal item. For me it was a locket that had a picture of me and my best friend, Sam, short for Samantha. Our world was dying and if we stayed it was certain that we would all die….
What happens next? What if you had to leave Earth? If you could only take one personal item what would it be? Tell me about the new world that will be your new home? What is the voyage like getting there?
Write an I’m sorry poem. Be creative and have some fun with the patten.
I also want you to turn that poem into a motion poem. Poem poetry combines poems with film creating something new and beautiful. Go to Motionpoem.com for examples.
I’m sorry that you wanted to see me cry but instead I arose like the Phoenix.
Strong and powerful.
I’m sorry that instead of making us crumble that we united and became strong.
Invincible and courageous.
I’m sorry you are so broken that the only way you can feel strong is to break me down.
Brave and Insightful.
I’m sorry most of all that in the past I allowed you to make me feel less than.
But now that will never happen again.
When I woke up I realized that they were all gone. Every single last one of them – the adults. I was beat, after staying up all night playing a video game with my best friend Malik. It was time to go to school by the time we finished our last game. I was in Ms. Dawson’s history class- boring. I felt asleep and was awaked my Malik nudging me awake.
” They’re gone. All go them,” he said as he looked at me. His eyes were red and I knew that just like he he had fallen asleep too just like everyone else in school who were playing the game all night.
What happens next now that everyone realizes that all the adults are gone. You can start your own story or use my beginning but the rules are the same. All adults are gone. What do you do? Finish the story and remember be creative and have some fun.
I saw these deers when I was going on a walk one morning. Write a poem based on this picture.
Anytime I smell a darkroom I think about my college crush Roger. We took photography classes together and flirted as we printed out photographs. Now anytime I smell film fix I think about that moment in my life. The heartbreak and a load of other emotions come rushing back to me.
Write a poem based on a smell that brings back a memory.
When scanning through the shelves of bookstores and libraries. It’s sometimes difficult to select a book among all the various titles on the shelf. Sure, book art can lead you to pick up a book but what about the title?
Write a story based on the following title. If you want to fill in another name you can but write a story based on this title. Who is the protagonist and why is the world insane? Be creative and have some fun.
The Insane World of Jordan Williams.
It was my last few days in LA and I went around town taking pictures. I wanted to remember the place that was my home for 11 years. As I took the pictures I realized how beautiful the city was. It was like seeing it for the first time. Find place where you live and take a picture. Look at the picture and ask it to tell you a story then write that story town.