Poem Day 27/30: Make Do

Waste

Money

Water

Food

Not

Want

Toys

Big House

Crappy Art

Not

Use

Every weapon and power

To secure the future

Dominate

Income

Savings

Insurance

Miracle

Loans

Weight Loss

Deals

Do not exist

Rears ugly head

Blows funds

Switch-off

Now

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. Happy writing!

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