Poetizing the News… of 1913

Yesterday’s prompt was… tough. So I hope our muses bless us with lighter inspiration today. I spent at least two hours reading news articles, ads, personals… from 1913. I should say that I found what I was looking for about ten minutes into my search, but old news have addictive qualities. I can’t wait to read everyone’s contributions.

For Day 13 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Write a poem based on a headline from April 1913. Please provide a link to your source, when possible. I think it would be interesting to read it after experiencing your poem.


* Leave a link to your poem, as a comment. Include the title of your entry, and the direct link to your post. Example: “NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015”: http://magalyguerrero.com/napowrimo-with-magaly-guerrero-2015/. Visit other Wicked Darlings and comment on their yum. They might visit you back (it’s polite).

* If you use this prompt, please link it to your post. And if you are feeling extra delicious, link your poem to the main entry. Show others where to go. Spread the word. Linking back to the source will make really good news. I’m sure of it.

Poetizing the News… of 1913

It seems manipulation has been around for a bit…

Fourth Time’s the Uncharmed

poor stitched young flower,
you’re just the same to our eyes;
must hurt to be weird

we will wear spring heels,
you don’t need to dress like us;
standing at the back

cripple jokes free beach,
now she is stitched and gloomy;
scars mar unseen things

fall in tense gardens,
we want you to feel normal…
discreet discomfort

on your winter bash,
I didn’t stay home to guilt you;
gone, for me, since fall.

for NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Day 12 – Estranged and Cut off: Today’s prompt invites our muses to explore the difficult topics of Alienation and Detachment.

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Poets United, Poetry Pantry 247

A Girl in Yellow Coat, by donemonic“A Girl in Yellow Coat”, by donemonic