Write a poem from the point of view of an inanimate object.
Scenario: Someone just came up to you and said, ‘Hey, what’s your problem’? This is because you have had a bad attitude lately and you cannot contain your feelings anymore.
Your problem should have something to do with your designed purpose. For example, a spoon’s purpose is to scoop things, and often times to deliver food to one’s mouth. If you were writing from the point of view of a spoon, you would be fed up with scooping things. Then you would tell us why. Go off on a rant! These are feelings you’ve had pent up inside of you for a long time, and you’re finally letting them out.
Your poem should end with some sort of hint as to what you really want out of life. This can be anything. Maybe you’re a spoon and you’ve secretly always wanted to be a fork, or maybe you’re a bed and you wish you could drive a car.
As always, you can rhyme, but you don’t have to.
Your poem doesn’t have to look a certain way.
It doesn’t have to make sense. I say, the less sense, the better.
Please keep it between five-twenty lines.
Have fun, and try not to judge your work! Sometimes when you sit down to write, what comes out is nonsense. That is a GOOD thing. Sometimes you might need to unload your feelings before you start. That is a GREAT thing. Just let it happen. No forcing allowed. And if you haven’t yet, try the MUSIC section for inspiration.
DUE DATE: Sunday, April 12th by NOON.
You can pick from the following objects: