Comp-rom-ised

The following is a personal poetry prompt. The goal of the poem-writing endeavour is to use one word per line to best bring out the message. No mentioning the object of discussion. You only have to use one word per line (stanza or not, you are limited by your imagination. Mention what the poem is after your byline.

Forgotten

fragile

memories

found

cast

forever.

Tangled

unusable,

roaches

riot,

turned

garbage.

Memories

loop,

tarnished,

lost,

unusable

garbage.

Ejected,

rejected.

In,

out.

Spirit

perishable.

Shortly

dead.

Start

Stop.

Looping

longer.

Memories

tarnished?

Memories

Sweet.

Yet

Sour

Turned.

Tomorrow

Better

options

lie.

Sweet.

Truth?

Nostalgia.

Importance

reduced.

Secondary

tool.

Unusable….

Tarnished

memory

Tool

Forgotten

Unused.

Poem by: Henry Mworia (Veteran)

The poem is about a tape. Video tapes have lost importance with time but still carry most of our childhood memories, some bear movies we enjoyed back in the days while others have songs that are quite dated by now. This memories are precious but have become “obsolete” or as the poet states forgotten.

Compromised a better title for this poem because the tape becomes tampered by dust. Also memory becomes lost when the tape threads tangle or get dust. On top of that it starts developing loops and sometimes stops overally rendering the tape unusable.

What poem can you come up with using this prompt? And what do you think of this poem? Comment in the comment section below and remember to tag your links to your poems following this prompt. Thanks.

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