napowrimo #14: road trip

by Christine Swint

We’re at the two-week mark of NaPoWriMo, and our engines are revved and purring. Care to take a road trip? The concept for today’s poem is to write about cars and driving, although of course you might really be writing about something else.

Do you ever see a face in the grill of a car? Or do the brake lights of a car ahead look like an alien’s blinking stare? Think of the animated movie Cars that came out a few years ago. If you were a car, what kind would you be? A Rolls Royce? A Saab? What about a 1970 Cadillac convertible? You could write a love poem between two cars, or go on a road trip. Think of a specific highway, the kind of car you’d drive, who would be in the passenger seat, the places you’d see along the way. Maybe you’d like to write a political poem about cars and the environment, or cars and the economy. Whatever fuels your imagination.

Now, buckle up and write a poem!

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A note from “admin”: This month, since we’re all trying to write every day, we’re leaving the comments open with each prompt so you can post links to your poems as you write them. So, go ahead and write your poem, post your poem (with a link to Read Write Poem and a Read Write Poem tag, if you would) and come back to this very spot and share your link with us.

Of course, if you’re a creature of habit, you can always post your links at Thursday’s “Get Your Poem On” post. Who are we to mess around with what works for you?

And don’t forget to go read the poems of others in this wonderful writing community. We’re all in this NaPoWriMo “mess” (ha ha!) together; let’s support each other in the insanity that is writing (every day)!

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