Unconscious Mutterings - Opportunity Knocks


LunaNiña of Unconscious Mutterings posts ten words each week for us to free associate. Who hasn't watched them do it on TV or done it at home clowning around. That is all there is to the meme, but somedays it can be quite revealing, and it is always fun. You should click on the link and play along each week.

Now, I can't just leave it at that. I use the 20 words in their given order and attempt to write a poem. Afterall, exercising the brain is good for us.

  1. Partner :: Leon
  2. News :: paper
  3. Foam :: rubber
  4. Paycheck :: spent
  5. Me :: too
  6. Eight :: is enough
  7. Dairy :: products
  8. Exciting :: life
  9. Hockey :: puck
  10. Socialite :: rules

Oh, I don't love my answers this week. I try to play fairly and really use the first thought and not the second or third. . . but combinations like this, well, they didn't feel conducive to a poem, but, hey, I tried. Remember unless I state otherwise all my poems are just drafts - as they came out.

This week's attempt:

Opportunity Knocks

He was my partner in crime,
this Leon man. Made news
when he found paper
stuffed with foam rubber
(the day after
his paycheck was spent)

and turned it into
an empire.

He included me, too,
in his get rich scheme
told me "Eight is enough"
would be a company that would
outsell dairy products,
that ours would be an exciting life
as we marketed paper pillows
and a papier-mâché hockey puck
to the rich by night.

We traversed society and
I could act the Socialite,
while playing by my own rules.
Eight was enough to charge
for our brilliance,
eight hundred for eight,
that is.


Yeah, I've lost it. And if you want others to think you have lost it, copy this, but then you will have lost it completely, financially - since they are my words and not yours.


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Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

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