NaPoWriMo PROMPT: was suggested by Bruce Niedt. Here’s Bruce’s explanation: take any random song play list (from your iPod, CO player, favorite radio station, Pandora or Spotify , etc.) and use the next five song titles on that randomized list in a poem.
This was a challenge for me because I don’t have a song list, nor an I pod and Pandora is a mismash I can’t access as a list. So, it took a few days to compile songs cataloged in my mind and then I forgot the details of the prompt. So, perhaps I went overboard. (Who me?) This was great fun. Come with me to Nirvana.
She swept the strawberry fields from her eyes.
There was no forever
and she needed the consistency of the moon.
Leaving the house of the rising sun,
because she didn’t wanna be sedated,
she stopped for a Marrakesh espresso.
Walk this way, called the man
with the peace sign.
Yes, she’d get off the crazy train,
forget the symphony for the devil
because she didn’t fear the reaper
anymore. She was back in black.
Her reflection in a store window shimmered.
Thunderstruck, she wanted to twist and shout
as an eruption of emotion made her a freewoman,
strong as an iron man, full of inner TNT,
a freebird. It was time she came together
with herself. These boots weren’t made for stompin’.
She danced past the peace man, twirled
and skipped until she saw the purple haze
over the bay. Yes, she was on the stairway to heaven
where her guitar would gently weep.