Monday, April 28, 2014

DAY TWENTY-EIGHT!! "What if ... I might" Poem for 30 Poems in 30 Days" #NationalPoetryMonth

DAY TWENTY-EIGHT ~ “What if . . . I might” Poem 

Fill in the blanks any way you want – changing the words you can create dozens of poems. (Be sure to see the link to a poem creation site for this style).*

Line #1:  What if ____________________________
Line #2:  I might ____________________________ 

(leave a space between lines 2 & 3) 

Line #3:  What if ____________________________
Line #4:  I could ____________________________ 

(leave a space between lines 4 & 5) 

Line #5:  What if ____________________________
Line #6:  I would____________________________ 

(leave a space between lines 6 & 7) 

Line #7:  Ask a question.

Have fun!!
HERE ARE MY EXAMPLES - for what they're worth :)

At first I was planning to write new ones for this year, but the day is getting away from me and I need to post this. Besides, these (from a few years ago) are not half-bad. I’m anxious to see what you come up with though!! Cheers!!

The first one is silly: 

What if I danced in the rain? 
I might get a little bit wet.

What if I sang at the top of my lungs?
I could land a singing contract, I bet.

What if I went back inside and sat down?

I would never know what I might do.

I wonder, would you be so bold, if it were you?

                             © 2011 Stephanie Abney

This one is more serious:

What if I listened very carefully to the spirit?
I might be surprised at what I hear.

What if the Lord has plans I'm not ready for? 
I could try to pretend I didn't hear Him.

What if I listened and obeyed?
I would be more use to His children. 

Do you think I'm that strong?
           © 2011 Stephanie Abney



Tanya Parker Mills said...

What if I never write another novel?
I might have to stick with a poem each day.

What if my poetry well dries up?
I could always write a song or a play.

What if I got arthritis in both hands?
I would peck away all day in pain.

Wouldn't any self-respecting writer do the same?

Diane Jortner said...

This is fun!

What if my character won't behave?
I would have to punish her.

What if my my plot arc is too short?
I could make a long detour.

What if I can not find an end?
I would have a series on my hands.

Isn't that one way to get more fans?

Vicki said...

What if I could play an instrument?
I might accompany myself

What if I was a better singer?
I could make a difference in song.

What if I could write a song?
I would write a song to help someone.

Would you listen to my song?

Stephanie Abney said...

This IS a fun little poetry form to use. I enjoyed all of your poems. Thanks for participating. I know there are some others that post them elsewhere as well. Just glad to help people give poetry a try. Cheers!!

Andilyn Jenkins said...

These are so fun to read. I'm not in the mood to participate at this moment, but I just wanted to say I'm here and reading and I love the month of April.


What if I changed my mind?
I would have to write a poem for Stephanie.

What if no one read my words?
I could keep them to myself.

What if I didn't care?
I would write for the sake of writing.

Isn't that called keeping a journal?