Check out this cool short story….
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Before he became famous for being the creator of “The Simpsons”, Matt Groening wrote “Life in Hell”, which was a weekly comic that was published from 1977 to 2012. The strip featured anthropomorphic rabbits and a gay couple. Groening used these characters to explore a wide range of topics about love, sex, work, and death. The comics also expressed angst, alienation, self-loathing, and fear of inevitable doom (oh, how appropriate to post this today, when the world is going to end).
Wanting to improve on my poetic skills, I found this hilarious “guide” he wrote about how to be a sensitive poet.
My favorite things in this guide are the suggested subjects to write about, specifically “tree stumps”, and the writing prompts, especially the one, “On the lonely cliff I loiter”. I giggle everytime I see that.
A truly amazing thing is I found a poem that is really good, and it has tree stumps in it. You can check it out here: http://thebatamonblog.wordpress.com/ How funny is that?
I can tell, I’m going to write some awesome poems by utilizing these nifty tips. Let me know if they help you with your poetry writing.
Hold my heart with care
It is fragile
Hold it close to your heart
Let them beat en masse
An affirmation of life
How long will they beat?
It is despairing to me
As I realize it won’t last
Let us enjoy this time
This moment together
Nothing else matters
The world may end today
Or tomorrow…who knows?
No one knows
Only God knows
He keeps his secrets well
One of my guy friends made my day. I found this message on my facebook,
“You’re very Pretty, smart and fun so don’t settle for less than the best!!!!”
Don’t be afraid to compliment someone, as they just might need it, especially now that the holidays are just around the corner.