Write Down Your Poem! (A poetry prompt)

Write any three lines you find has something interesting to say.
Then in one sitting in front of your screen or notebook finish a
poem based on those three first lines. Don’t edit yourself as
much as follow yourself going into a journey. Make the poem
come alive with your experiences. Try it. Then send it to us. We
will post both on your behalf…Come on you can do it, And we’re
eager to see it. It’s no more difficult than cooking pasta.
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these are MY first three lines (Frank Esposito)

I once was a dancer
I knew how to move
before my bones were glue]

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From those three lines I wrote this:

 

Breathless

    I once was a dancer
    I knew how to move
    before my bones were glue
    my arms then true
    held you firm
    and rolled to bend
    into that space
    we would extend
    on one and two
    and stand us back on three
    and be as dancers be
    to rail the air in ruffles
    and combed with flair
    your shoulders bare as knuckles
    run on each surprising note
    and stop with breathless hope
    and catch a stare
    into each others eyes
    that walked us there
    beneath the sky
    where we would pat
    our foreheads dry
    and fix the make-up
    above your cries
    that we were not the first
    and yet just fine
    for we were dancers too
    before my bones were glue
    and I had lost you
 
    written August 20, 2014
    by Frank Esposito

 

 

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