I’ve been battling other poets in the March Madness Poetry competition hosted by http://www.thinkkidthink.com. Every round half of the contestants are eliminating, meaning that it is tough!!! I’m still in it! You can see and hopefully vote for my poem, The Magnificent Ford, by clicking here:
My word was “unsustainable.” While in our current society, many would instantly think of the environment as the word sustainable is closely linked to it, the word unsustainable instantly made me think of adventure, danger, and things that could not be kept going for very long.
Here is the first poem I wrote. I love how it curves on the right margin like a racetrack.
Dashing Dan the racecar man
grinds the gears of his
the concrete corners at
unsustainable breakneck speed
Has he done it? Has he won it? Yes, he has indeed!
One of the other poets wrote about racing, so I’m glad I kept writing. What do you think of “The Magnificent Ford?” Have you read any of the other poems in round 4? Which one is your favorite?