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 blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, a science fiction novella to be released in March 2022.