Poetry in motion

Every week we have a family ‘zoom’ task master challenge. My brother set it up at the start of lockdown. His partner and her family join us, my parents and my cousin and family from over in North Carolina. In the week we are sent two tasks to complete by 5pm Saturday. We tune in and all vote on the best.

The tasks have been completely different and I must admit the boys and I face them with slight panic and trepidation. Creativity is not our strong point. It’s been fun though and the boys have pretty much taken control of it over the weeks, producing home made videos, self portraits made of garden materials and pictures out of bread. One of today’s tasks was a poem. The instruction was as follows:

Write a poem entitled LOCKDOWN with each line starting with the letter of that title.

The boys did not want to do this one. They refused to even try. I think poetry is so tough but I gave it a go. I decided to just write it and after 15 mins produced a submission. I decided to share it with you here. If anyone else wants to join in the fun then please do create your own version. Post it on your blog or in the comments on mine. Good luck 😉


LOCKDOWN

Lower those expectations, I’m not a poet

Oh my God, this is so hard to do

Can’t think of any words that rhyme or sound good

Keeping it clean the whole way through

Desperately trying to appear creative

Only my thoughts are in lockdown today

Why does my brother put me through hell?

Need calm, need peace, I’m done, Namaste!


Love Claire xx

21 thoughts on “Poetry in motion”

  1. LOLOLOL Love this ! my sister started a similar challenge in French at the beginning of quarantine, but the word was COVID19. I remember I added a tiny one in English with my submission, which I’ll share here, but I never heard back so I guess my career as a poet is not happening anytime soon 🙂

    Come on let me ouuuuut
    Of my house
    Video games are BORING
    I am so bored
    Do I have a fever
    1984 was awful. So was 2020. And
    9 times out of 10 the invisible enemy is inside

    xxx Acrostic-Anne

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