Monday, April 13, 2009

GSA Monday Topic: A 5 minute Poetry Challenge! Let's Celebrate National Poetry Month with a GLBTQ POEM of YOUR OWN!

Here's a fib I wrote for you, and yes, I only gave myself 5 minutes, too!


"Sex - Sex - Sex"
That's all people hear.
"Same Gender Marriage" lets them hear
"Commitment. Kids. Broken Dishwashers. And our Love, too."

(check out my friend Gregory K.'s amazing site for more fibs here!)

See if in your GSA meeting this week, you can have everyone write a poem for 5 minutes. Even if you don't share them aloud, taking the time to write and be creative can be really powerful! And remember, if the word "poetry" feels old and out of touch, every single SONG - including rap and hip-hop - is really a poem, set to music.

So go ahead, don't just celebrate other people's poems... BE A POET YOURSELF!

Go ahead and share YOUR fibs, haikus, sonnets, and all the rest in comments!

Fib structure for syllables per line:


Haiku structure for syllables per line:


Enjoy the poems!



MotherReader said...

Perfect poem. What a great way to convey - so briefly - an important concept.

Mayra Lazara Dole said...

powerful poem. wish everyone on earth would read it!