Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Begin Your Poem

21 Aug

A drop of dew slides down the petals of a late summer rose.

An old man grunts softly as he bends over to pick up his paper off the front stoop.

High above the shouts of all the other kids on the playground comes the name “Luigi”.

A flush shoots over the flesh of a bright young man as his boss steals his best idea.

Old Glory snaps in the wind on the most beautiful day in history.

An ugly little man with huge muscles pours tar on roof as the wind tars his naked torso with sweat.

A baby takes a step and a half, tumbles and on the shakiest legs gets up for another try.

The clock strikes midnight.

A trapped fly zips out the opened door.

A little boy with hair like a sunrise runs laughing into the soft, soft arms of his mother.


2 Responses to “Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Begin Your Poem”

  1. Grant Harvey August 21, 2012 at 11:05 PM #

    You should really abandon television writing for poetry, Bill. And there’s so much money in it!

  2. Dan Frischman November 11, 2012 at 9:17 AM #

    The clock one had me hooked!

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