Oh, those blue suede shoes Elvis first rocked us with!
Poetry Prompt: Pick a shoe and put it in a poem, with a little music on the side. Black heels. Brown loafers. Red sneakers. Okay, or those blue suede shoes. Rock us. Sure, you can grab a line from Elvis. Why not.
Want to see a sample shoe poem? This one has a secret: The Need for Shoes.
Thanks to our participants in the Rock Lyrics poetry prompt. Here’s one we enjoyed:
The Day the World Went Away
he fell Into the Void
with 1, 000, 000 other Dead Souls.
Running from Sin in the Echoplex
was no longer The Perfect Drug.
All The Good Soldier could show
for his efforts were Hesitation Marks
and that personal All Time Low
in Discipline and Survivalism.
The Eater of Dreams Came Back Haunted
by the Black Noise of Nine Inch Nails
in his Head Like a Hole. His could have been
the Hand That Feeds each Wish
but when Every Day Is Exactly the Same,
you Burn, he said, and it is the Hurt
that splits your heart In Two, denies each
half its Various Methods of Escape.
Poem based on song titles from the upcoming Nine Inch Nails album, Hesitation Marks…
Photo by pawpaw67. Creative Commons, via Flickr.
Sometimes we feature your poems in Every Day Poems, with your permission of course. Thanks for writing with us!
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