Poem Starting With A Line by Charles Bukowski

Written for:  Miz Quickly, November Nudge #18
“POEM STARTING WITH A LINE BY ______Look around. Read some New-to-You poetry. I usually begin with the Poets.orgpoem-a-day and follow the links for further reading; doesn’t matter how you browse, though. Just look for a line that captures your imagination (and holds its own as a unit of syntax)
That is your first line*. It sets the tone for your poem. You may want to go farther–if you want a little more challenge–and let the length of the line, and possibly its meter, be your template. Just have fun. Let it take you somewhere you wouldn’t go on your own.
(*be sure to cite the source at some point)”

all those guys,
those who really
thought
they were going to
make it, self-confidence
to spare, 
now spare tire.
Best looking guy,
going into acting,
becoming an idol,
not
turning heads anymore.
Now, simply idle.
all those guys, ones
everyone
thought
were losers, broke
through
that cocoon. Some
are tycoons.

(Taken from “Hold on, it’s a Belly Laugh”)

https://imprompt.wordpress.com/2018/11/18/november-nudge-18/#more-6077

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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