Same, or: Pass

My 2nd Blitz Poem

Not again
Not the same
Same shit different day
Same old
Old fart
Old school
School curriculum
School trip
Trip over yourself
Trip switch
Switch around
Switch knife
Knife's edge
Knife in the back
Back to the basics
Back to work
Work around
Work it
It's ironic
It's a bitch
Bitch slap
Bitch please
Please please me
Please don't touch
Touch a nerve
Touch and go
Go away
Go to hell
Hell has no fury
Hell on earth
Earth shattering
Earth science
Science museum
Science department
Department of mathematics
Department store
Store brand
Store away
Away with you
Away we go
Go forth and prosper
Go to town
Town car
Town hall
Hall of fame
Hall pass
Pass the baton
Pass the buck

Blitz Poem rules

  • Line 1 should be one short phrase or image (like “build a boat”)
  • Line 2 should be another short phrase or image using the same first word as the first word in Line 1 (something like “build a house”)
  • Lines 3 and 4 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 2 as their first words (so Line 3 might be “house for sale” and Line 4 might be “house for rent”)
  • Lines 5 and 6 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 4 as their first words, and so on until you’ve made it through 48 lines
  • Line 49 should be the last word of Line 48
  • Line 50 should be the last word of Line 47
  • The title of the poem should be three words long and follow this format: (first word of Line 3) (preposition or conjunction) (first word of line 47)
  • There should be no punctuation

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

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