I’m going to try and catch up, but man I haven’t done so well on this year’s 30 day poem challenge.
Day 23: Write a double elevenie. What’s that? Well, an elevenie is an eleven-word poem of five lines, with each line performing a specific task in the poem. The first line is one word, a noun. The second line is two words that explain what the noun in the first line does, the third line explains where the noun is in three words, the fourth line provides further explanation in four words, and the fifth line concludes with one word that sums up the feeling or result of the first line’s noun being what it is and where it is.
“Schooling as a Site of Black Suffering”: An elevenie for Michael Dumas
Refuse settler colonialism
What keeps people down
Red brick building
Reject racism and sexism
Write a clerihew. This is a four line poem biographical poem that satirizes a famous person, with an AABB rhyme scheme.
A Clerihew for Donald Trump
His daddy gave him millions, oh that Donald Trump
He bankrupts businesses and lands on his rump
Now he’s leader of the free world
And all around him chaos swirled.
A Clerihew for Bill Cosby
In the 80’s he played a sweet and funny man
We wanted him to be our father in that span
Now forty women accuse him of rape
We can’t bear to go back and play that tape.
Gotta say, this is a totally new poetic form for me and it’s pretty fun.