Broken crayons still color
Broken hearts still love
Color your world bright
Color is beautiful
Love never fails
Bright spots attract growth
Bright days attract smiles
Everyone needs a smile
Fails are bound to happen
Fails are opportunities to try again
Growth comes from fails
Growth often happens slowly
Smiles are free
Smiles are needed
Smiles are upside down frowns
Smiles lighten up the world
Thoughts spoken can cause regret
Thoughts unspoken can cause regret
Smile at life, you only get one chance
Smile at life and things will go better
Matters of the heart
Matters of the mind
Happen to all of us
Again and again and
Again and again
Fails are just one time errs not failures
Fails are a chance to try something new
Slowly time goes for those who wait
Slowly time goes for the lonely
Free yourself from doubts trust God
Free yourself from worry trust God
Needed people who are friendly
Needed people who care
Frowns compliment garments of gloom
Frowns are smiles upside down
World needs your love
World needs your smile
Regret steals happiness
Regret steals time
Chance offers new opportunities
Chance offers new life
Better life can be yours today
Better take a chance before it’s too late
Whew! This is my first try at writing a Blitz poem! It was a challenge, somewhat confusing at times, and took me awhile but I enjoyed it and I will be trying this form out again! Info is below if you would like to try writing one.
The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim.
This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.
Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliché. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.
The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition.
Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.
The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.
There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.
(Blitz poem info was taken from Poetry Soup website )