Target at three

cupid carries a gun
cupid’s target
target to hit
target of a bomb
bomb shell
bomb attack
attack the enemy
attack unemployment
unemployment increases
unemployment figures
figures of eight
figures to calculate loss
loss of freedom
loss to many people
people friends foes
people to pleased
pleased to meet you
pleased to impress
impressed on me
impress the cards
cards for Christmas
cards up one sleeve
sleeve rolled up
sleeve might be a good idea
idea that works
idea that’s so silly
silly monkey
silly mid-on
on to a better future
on and on he went
went to the market
went to see a doctor
doctor of the house
doctor am I dying
dying in paradise
dying of boredom
boredom good for creativity
boredom of the day
day and night
day after tomorrow
tomorrow is another day
tomorrow I love you
you and me
you are the one
one for the road
one two three
three in the morning
three cups of coffee
coffee
morning*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim.

This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.

Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliché. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.

The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition.

Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.

The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.

There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.

Written for November Notes hosted by two lovely and awesome writers, Rosema of A Reading Writer and Sarah of Heartstring Eulogies. Come, join the musical fun!😀

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Also for: NaNoPoblano Day 9

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