Love the prompt from NaPoWriMo today – I have really enjoyed writing a poem a day.
Today, I challenge you to use the wondrous powers of the Internet to help you write, and I have a particular method in mind. Think of a common proverb or phrase — something like “All that glitters is not gold,” or “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” Then plug the first three words of the phrase into a search engine. Skim through the first few pages of results, collecting (rather like a poetic magpie) words and phrases that interest you. Then use those words and phrases as the inspirations (and some of the source material) for a new poem.
Lifestyle. Opportunities. Wealth
We secure jobs on the other side
of the planet
We start our own businesses
serve clients thousands of miles away,
With choices we become restless,
what we have does not satisfy,
we’re always wondering about
the next big thing.
Someone else is having a better time
We make ourselves miserable by
constantly thinking about
in an endless
to find happiness.