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Prompt #113, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

July 11, 2012


Supermarket found poetry

We Write Poems:  

Is that the rattle of a shopping cart coming down the isle filled with poems?  This week our prompt was to write a “found poem” using ingredients from your local grocery store (allowing for a minor role using your own words to supplement what you found).  Did you incorporate the “ingredients” lists from some of the packaged food?  Were there recipes posted for you to use?  Did the scales suggest any grocery numerology?  Read any copies of the national gossip papers in the check-out line?  Did you think to include your own shopping list?  What about the music playing overhead?  And how might you have tied any of these together in a poem?  Light-hearted or serious, all your choice.  Now yours to say what you “found” at the grocery.

Tomorrow will be another “community poem prompt”.  See you then.

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!

Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

  1. Irene permalink*
    July 11, 2012 2:17 am

    What’s in your supermarket trolley, folks?

    found foods

  2. July 11, 2012 2:56 am

    Who knew shopping could be so stinking erotic? Thankfully, I couldn’t find Aisle 30, ten was steamy enough!

  3. July 11, 2012 5:51 am

    This was fun. My poem is currently entitled, alternate ending.

    • July 11, 2012 11:16 am

      This was a clever and fun “take” on the prompt and I enjoyed your “findings” alot.. I’m a bit past those teen-age son years but he too might have brought up the apocalypse while shopping the grocery store aisles…

  4. July 11, 2012 6:21 am

    Just grin and bare it… ‘Chuckles are in order’ Enjoy 🙂

    • July 11, 2012 12:54 pm

      I loved your “story,” Jules and quite remarkable I’d say for 1am and an addled brain to boot!! I think this prompt brought out the playfulness in all of us …it’s gotten lots of response and that’s great fun to see.

  5. July 11, 2012 8:48 am

    Me too… this fun prompt led to nothing but whimsy for me. As in life, we just gotta fill our carts as we go and mine got filled with ice cream that day… poor me!

  6. July 11, 2012 12:29 pm

    I had to get in on the fun also !

  7. July 11, 2012 7:11 pm

    Thanks for the fun prompt!!! 🙂

  8. July 15, 2012 8:56 am

    …off topic, but it’s been quite a while, so I wanted to visit and say — hi…! Perception’s Window

    • Irene permalink*
      July 16, 2012 5:29 pm

      Hi Rob!

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