Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Have you ever heard or read the nursery rhyme, “There was a man of double deed?” It’s quite creepy! A lot of its effectiveness can be traced back to how, after the first couplet, the lines all begin with the same two phrases (either “When the . . .” or “Twas like,”). Write a poem that uses lines that have a repetitive set-up.
If Where will we be in a year? Ask me then. Where will we be in a decade? Ask me then. Where will we be in a century? Ask someone else. Where will we be in a millennium? Ask someone then. If you can find someone. If there is anyone. If we made it. If.
*Gee, no wonder my post-apocalyptic stories never end well…
Read it again on Medium.com (yes, I do get paid/read): Day 21
*Speaking of which: Last day
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 trilogy, 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.