B is for Blitz Poem


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.

Be there for me
Be happy
Happy to please
Happy and contented
Contented to be with you
Contented as I am
Am I yours?
Am I needed?
Needed in the world
Needed as a friend
Friend in need
Friend for life
Life as we know it
Life and love
Love me forever
Love you to bits
Bits and pieces
Bits of happiness
Happiness with you
Happiness is a piece of cake
Cake and ice-cream
Cake I baked
Baked apples
Baked chicken
Chicken and chips
Chicken stir-fry
Stir-fry lamb
Stir-fry vegetables
Vegetables so healthy
Vegetables everyday
Every day with you
Every day with sunshine
Sunshine of our lives
Sunshine and sunset
Sunset at six
Sunset by the beach
Beach and holidays
Beach and happiness
Happiness is travelling
Happiness is with you
You and I
You are the one
One for the road
One against the world
World of science
World of wisdom
Wisdom tooth
Wisdom of age

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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For: #AtoZChallenge – 4-3-2017 – Letter B

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