Written for: dVerse Poets – As The Cookie Crumbles (Chinese New Year)
Today, I am presenting you all with some fortune strips – real ones pulled from random fortune cookies – not computer generated fortune strips. Choose one of the “fortunes” and use it to write a poem. You will need to quote the fortune at the beginning of the poem as you would any other quote you would use and let us know it is the “fortune” you have chosen for your inspiration.
1. Your shoes will make you happy today.
2. A merry heart does good like a medicine.
3. Whenever possible keep it simple.
4. You are a lover of words
“Your shoes will make you happy today.”
With taps on my shoes,
I dance away the blues.
click, click, click,
aren’t I slick?
Shiny black patent
on streets of Manhattan.
People pass by smiling.
Tap dance is beguiling.