Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads (Imagined by Isadora Gruye)
Out of Standard: Multiple Choice
In the current political climate of my America shaped box, leaders are lifting lines directly from one of my favorite authors – a man whose books are read in every high school in America – George Orwell. Hearing all the Orwellian chatter brought me right back to the classroom. And so it is in that spirit which I present to you today’s challenge.
The Multiple Choice poem
The challenge is simple. Write a poem in the form of a multiple choice test. The whole poem could be a test, or you could insert a multiple choice some where into the normal structure of a poem.
what is your favorite
film, you pause;
you want to fit in.
These are intellectuals,
so scratch Fantasia. Mumble
something about documentaries,
then walk off, deeply in thought.
You love Casablanca, because
a. it unfolds in an exotic place
b. you are in love with the French National Anthem
c. you dream of being Bogart/Bergman
You could not get into Moby Dick, because
a. you get seasick
b. you detest fish
c. it is endless
d. it sucks
Your poetry springs from:
a. deepest places in your heart
b. a need of purging pain
c. you think everything should rhyme
d. you know big bucks are ahead