“Backwards” :: A Story in 7 Lines

This week for Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop, one of the prompts is (#1) Write a blog post in exactly 7 lines.  Clearly, with my affinity for poems lately, I chose to partake in this week’s workshop.  I hope that you like it! :)

ps. due to my blog format, poem appears as more than 7 lines. lol.

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I’m beginning to think that the world is on backwards
like a worn-in t-shirt pulled on too fast.
We’re so busy showing off our prom dresses, suits and ties
that we forget how we are most lovable in our woven button downs and faded underwear.
I want to try you on for size, grass-stain your white, pressed shirt.
Remind you how your eyes sparkle the most when you’re covered in mud
never needing to be washed.

 

What’s the most beautiful words you’ve ever read?

A couple of weeks ago, I read a post on A Cup of Jo about the most beautiful words she’s ever read.  I loved the post so much that I wanted to do one of my own!  And, yes, it was excruciatingly hard to pick out these TEN quotes :) If you want to check out more words that I love, take a look at my pinterest page for word inspiration (of course).

What’s the most beautiful words you’ve ever read?

i love this one because of its reminder to do what makes you happy, not what someone else thinks will make you happy

so simple and pure

my friend and i were just chatting on pinterest about how this is one of the best passages we’ve ever read so i figured it was only appropriate to include it!

oh my! *heart thump* i love Pablo Neruda.. he is by far my favorite poet and every piece of his makes me swoon

isn’t this just lovely?

i love the fun imagery in this one

i’m always surprised by how Bukowski’s writing comes across as deep yet playful

so true

ugh, so simple. i love it!

why yes, Shakespeare