Yay! We survived the year of January ( or at least it felt like it )! Poetic Medics #3: Don't Pull The Plug On Me!
😷 co-host: JohnnyBlaze
This poem is comatose and needs waking up!
We're continuing our series of comps meant to help writers exercise their critique muscles and prepare for NaPoWriMo in April. Here are links to our previous Poetic Medic comps that originated back in August of 2017: https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/9824/ https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/10563/ [ not to be confused with the group by a similar name here at DUP ]
We want you to get into the habit of writing with efficiency while monitoring your word count, which will be very important in the upcoming Official DUP NaPo/GloProWriMo 2019 competition hosted for the 3rd consecutive year by Us. We require all poems written to have no less than "50 unique words". Check out our previous Official DUP NaPo/GloProWriMo competitions for examples of what you would be expected to write and possible rules to follow:
Do you have the intestinal forward necessary to write no less than 30 poems throughout the month of April? We'll soon find out 62 days from now!
Here is your challenge for this February!
Give the following poem a "word transfusion". Firstly
, subtract any 35 words of your choosing from the following poem ( penned by my dashing co-host). Secondly
, take all of your leftover words and arrange them as you see fit. Thirdly
, mix in 35 words alternative words of your choosing. Fourthly and finally
, you MUST list both the 35 words you removed and the 35 you added! You can do this by editing your submission and typing below the link.
You may change the title to whatever you wish, but there must be a title.
This poem as is currently has 70 words with very little repetition of wording.
Your final poem must contain a minimum of 50 unique words and a total of 70 words. Blooms
You want to call Night friend
wishful it will never end;
delighting in absence of daylight
as darkness looms
eager to experience relief
through suspension of your own belief -
dispense with home grown loneliness
sowed from senseless fears
that being like everyone
else under the sun
your flower appears
no different than the rest;
seeing yourself as only
fairest in the midnight hour
Lonely in crowded rooms
amongst unbudded blooms
Come on! You can do it! Don't B Negative! Instead, B Positive! Just watch out for the Type O's!
You have 30 days - Good Luck! 😷