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Thursday, April 15, 2010

DAY 15 - COST OF LIVING

NaPoWriMo Day 15

For Read Write Poem

Do you have the courage to attempt today’s prompt, written by RWP member Dale? If you haven’t practiced being silly in a while, this is the perfect assignment for you:
In a nice private place, pick out a stanza, or a few lines, that you like from a poem that you don’t otherwise feel was very successful. Say them over to yourself.
Now hum them. See if you can find the tune.
And now sing them aloud. (Who cares if you can sing? You’re in private. And this is poetry!)
Throwing away the rest of the poem, write two more stanzas (stand-alone or connected) that go to the same tune.
No fair doing it silently!

My wife said: "I guess you're going to sing it then?"
I said: "Have another guess"

A one, a two, a one, two, three, four...


COST OF LIVING

I had this verse I couldn’t add to:

In life’s no-win situation
No control
Make a pact with scheming Satan?
Sell your soul?
Life eternal, or damnation
In the fiery flames of Hell
Mortal life-span; short vacation
Spend it well

Until now…:
Tune…? How about –

CCCC FFGG CCC
CCCC FFGG CCC
AAAA FFGG
CCCC FFG
CCCC FFGG
CCC

2 NEW STANZAS

Is it worth the outcome? Are you
Satisfied?
Terms, conditions in your favour?
You decide
Don’t allow constraints to bar you
From the choice you’d rather make
Made in haste, decisions scar you
Give and take

All the world knows death is certain
Life’s unfair
Count your blessings, not your money
Be aware
Tolerate your circumstances
Many others worse off still
Invoice due, no second chances
Pay the bill