Flying through Falls – An ABC Poem (B)

2 year anniversary

Time is short

Time is flying

Flying so fast

Flying past me

Me and my life

Me and my dreams

Dreams of riches

Dreams of love

Love forgotten

Love still to come

Come on this ride

Come see the sights

Sights of the world

Sights of the mind

Mind where you step

Mind what you find

Find all the lies

Find then the truth

Truth that destroys

Truth that heals

Heals old wounds

Heals old ties

Ties to family

Ties to friends

Friends for now

Friends forever

Forever waiting

Forever ready

Ready to help

Ready to fight

Fight by your side

Fight for what’s right

Right for them

Right for you

You hold on tight

You can’t let go

Go on and up

Go to the unknown

Unknown places

Unknown faces

Faces you meet

Faces you need

Need to nurture

Need to remember

Remember your path

Remember your falls

Falls that take time

Falls that will heal

Heal…

Time…

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My Alphabetical Poetry – Letter B

For more poetry forms starting with the letter B, click HERE.

A Blitz Poem

Definition

A form of poetry created by poet Robert Keim in 2008. It is a 50-line poem of short phrases and images. The “Blitz” poem is well-named, as the fifty short lines are read in rapid-fire fashion. “The form really relies on sound and rapid “flow.” ~Rob Keim.

Here are the 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, except for an ellipse after the final two words in lines 49 & 50.
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