Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Write a poem in the form of a news article you wish would come out tomorrow.
The Day the Earth Stood Still They came yesterday And surrounded the world Humanity braced For something to unfurl A voice in our head spoke In everyone’s mind The whole world did pause For a moment in time It said: We could not put a finger We’ve been watching this show A drama, a comedy, or variety We really didn’t know Who writes these scripts They seem somewhat inane This anger, hatred, and fighting Felt simply insane We thought you were acting Until we realized You do this by choice It’s really not wise Most have stopped watching It’s obvious too You as a species Don’t know what to do We are going to take over And rewrite the show We’ll get you that Oscar Then we can go
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.