In popular culture, the word cheesy is not always about the fromage. It pulls us back to the funny and sometimes cringe-worthy moments of our past.
Cheesy can be defined as: informal, cheap, unpleasant, or blatantly inauthentic.
A big cheesy grin. Cheesy motel rooms.
We’ve seen it, we’ve experienced it, and sometimes… we’ve been it.
No one is immune to the cheese.
Think back and write a poem about the cheesiest moment you can remember.Take a spin on a tacky ride at a county fair. Laugh with friends over a B-movie. Wear the awful tie you were given years ago. Or listen again, to that dreadful pickup line: “Hey, I lost my number, can I have yours?”
Write your poem in the present— as if it’s happening right now. Use vibrant words and neon-colored imagery.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here is part of a poem, a remembrance of childhood lunchtime, from Richard:
that grilled cheese is the one thing
a kid ought to find, sliced from
corner to corner,
with a pickle on the side.
Chicken soup is OK,
when you’ve been sick with the flu,
but I been out back with some
pretty bad dudes, like rustlers,
robbers and all evil forces,
with a gun made of wood
and brooms for my horses.
—by Richard Maxson
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