(Went to a poetry workshop at the library tonight, led by Joan Harris-check her website HERE--and we wrote a blitz poem. Will add an explanation of a blitz poem at the end of the post.)
BRAIN BEARING SCARS
Tax my patience
Tax my brain
Beauty and the beast
Beauty fades away
Away we go
Away from home
Home sweet home
Bound to fail
Bound by promises
Dreams become goals
Dreams come true
Scars don't heal
A blitz is a thirty-line poem comprised of connected phrases and images.
Line 1 is a short phrase or image
Line 2 is another short phrase or image using the same first word as the first word in Line 1.
Lines 3 and 4 are short phrases or images that use the last word of Line 2 as their first word.
Lines 5 and 6 are short phrases or images that use the last word of Line 4 as their first word, and so on until you've made it through 28 lines.
Line 29 is the last word of Line 28.
Line 30 is the last word of Line 27.
The title of the poem is the first word of line 3, a connecting word, and the first word of line 27.