Saturday, October 13, 2018

Day 13: If I Were You

Almost halfway there! Today is Day 13 and the prompt is If I Were You. Are there things you sometimes need to get off your chest? When was the last time you felt strongly that someone needed to see things from your point of view? I think this prompt lends itself perfectly to a Blitz Poem. This is one of my favorite types to write, especially when I need to rant. Don’t be discouraged by its length. Once you get into the groove, it all falls into place and usually leads to a powerful piece. Give it a try!



Suggested poetry type: The Blitz Poem

Word Prompts:     should
            might
            consider
            absolute
            discover

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42 comments:

  1. Happy Saturday :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2018/10/13/day-13-if-i-were-you/

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  2. Fair warning that this one gets political and is extremely unflattering to its subject.
    National Disgrace

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  3. Another Blitz from me this morning...

    https://peacockpoetryblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/13/just-my-imagination/

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  4. Missed yesterday's prompt. Might write something later today. Today's prompt was fun. Didn't do a blitz. Just some free verse

    If

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    1. Nice poem but the last two lines, wow, just put me in it.

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    2. Yes, those last two lines are wonderful. Well done!

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    3. Agree with the others, the close is a gut punch and perfect.

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  5. Day-13 Blitz all the way.

    https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2018/10/designs-of-future-blitz.html

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  6. Could neither write a blitz nor a rant. It went the other way.
    https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/13/if-i-were-you/

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  7. I've been twisting with the I were you prompt: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2018/10/13/if-you-were-me/

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  8. https://castingsuspicion.blogspot.com/2018/10/eyes-wide-opened.html

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  9. Here is my link for #13

    https://poetryforhealing.com/2018/10/13/my-side-of-you/

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  10. I did not write a blitz, I was way too tired after a full day of work. I did however go slam poet Bill Moran style as it seemed to fit the subject matter.

    https://shukuen.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-2018-day-13-un-inspire.html

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  11. Letter to 12-year-old me today:
    http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-2018-day-13-if-i-were-you.html

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    1. I love the image of the scarf, and wrapping yourself, and others in it. What a lovely piece!

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  12. I do love The Blitz form. Here's mine for today.

    Afraid of Alone

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    1. There was lots of tension in that. It really gave the poem some zing. You could feel the ultimatum.

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    2. Blitz it is indeed! It really works, especially with the subject matter.

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  13. https://barbarahuntington.com/2018/10/13/octpowrimo-2018-day-12-if-you-were-me/

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  14. Today's offering is connected to yesterday's senryu.
    http://tao-talk.com/2018/10/13/poetry-day-13-attitude-price

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  15. My First Blitz Poem! Thanks for the introduction to it. https://charmedchaos.com/2018/10/13/thorns-of-joy/

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  16. After staring at a blank page for way too long, I realized I was looking at it the wrong way, so I twisted it until I could write it. If I Were You

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  17. Day 13: Not Like You experiencewriting.com/2018/10/13/octpowrimo-day-13-blitz-poem-if-i-were-you/

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  18. I could not get anywhere with the prompt today, so I dug through my notebooks and found a snip about a young girls taking tea with her grandmother and hearing about the "old world."
    https://wordpress.com/post/odhranwrites.wordpress.com/1055

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  19. Love your use of the blitz form!

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  20. https://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-day-13-if-i-were-you.html

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  21. If I were you...An attempt at blitz


    In my past life
    If I were you
    you got to be like me
    you had to be me
    Me, as in how to do things
    Me, as how I think
    Think about me
    Think All about me
    Me, as how I felt as miss perfect
    Me only one whom I could tolerate
    Tolerate, a test of patience
    Tolerate, a test of relative degree
    Degree of discrepancy
    Degree of competency
    Competency in criticizing
    Competency at perfection
    Perfection is a boon
    Perfection is a curse
    Curse in disguise
    Curse a blessing
    Blessing to have met you
    Blessing for polar opposites
    Opposites attract
    Opposites complement
    Complement each other
    Complement the strength
    Strength is forgiving
    Strength is loving
    Loving me
    Loving you
    You are not perfect
    You are unique
    Uniquely flawed
    Uniquely talented
    Talent of patience
    Talent of compassion
    Compassion love
    Compassion for tolerance
    Tolerance for differences
    Tolerance to flaws
    Flaws are universal
    Flaws flow in relationships
    Relationships make life livable
    Relationships make life lovable
    LOVABLE
    LIVABLE
    LIFE....sr


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  22. Well, after two days of grappling with the prompts, I threw my hands up and got to work. This was the result.

    Title: "Palmistress"
    https://spiralartist.wordpress.com/2018/10/14/palmistress-day-thirteen/

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  23. A day late but I struggled through. It is pretty straight forward. https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2018/10/same-but-choose.html

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  24. Putting in my two cents.
    http://voxhumbugsite.com/2018/10/15/penny-for-my-thoughts-octpowrimo/

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  25. Here's my take on it -

    http://iscriblr.com/if-i-were-you/

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  26. If I were you I'd do these things, and then you'd really know me...
    "Your Gift"

    https://midwestfantasy.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/your-gift/

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  27. My day 13 poem - this is another off topic one but I will use the intended prompt on another day

    https://thewabisabiwriter.blogspot.com/2018/10/finding-flow.html

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  28. Day 13 poem finished: http://lunaticpoet.com/octpowrimo-day-13-if-i-were-you/

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