OULIPOST POEM 6: I’ve always paid for my own stuff

Today’s prompt (my birthday prompt!) from the Found Poetry Review’s Oulipost Project: Blank Verse Amid the Prose.

“Compose a poem using unintentional lines of iambic pentameter found in your newspaper.”

And my result, built mostly with quotes from Kevin Costner, and articles about Game of Thrones:


I’ve always paid for my own stuff

But with the class to grab the legs in love,
I’ve always paid for my own stuff to love.
The scene: the county jail, a storm, all time.
For artsy-fartsy friends around the world,
the heroin-addicted man has grown.
For all they know: the status quo of quo.
But with the class to grab the legs in love,
I’ve always paid for my own storm to love,
I’ve always paid for my own jail to love,
I’ve always paid for my own love to love.

Sources:
Sepinwall, Alan. “‘Thrones’ creators must fit the books’ large cast into the series.” The Star-Ledger [Union, NJ ed.] 6 Apr 2014: Section 4; 1,4.

Sepinwall, Alan. “Starting out together helps to keep ‘siblings’ close.” The Star-Ledger [Union, NJ ed.] 6 Apr 2014: Section 4; 4.

Spoto, MaryAnn. “Police train to deal with the mentally ill.” The Star-Ledger [Union, NJ ed.] 6 Apr 2014: 25, 29.

Whitty, Stephen. “The confident Costner is back in his element in ‘Draft Day.’” The Star-Ledger [Union, NJ ed.] 6 Apr 2014: Section 4; 1,4.


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