Monday, April 1, 2013

NaPoWriMo Poem 1

no postage necessary


first remove tape
insert anything
     sleeve
     postage
     box
     states

remove tape
report a problem
reply

remove tape
permit addressee
if necessary
to
     mail
     seal
     permit

remove envelope
visit mailer facility
do not seal envelope

please tape

no united shipping
has been prepaid

seal nearest mail

remove tape
seal



My prompt: grab a piece of junk mail and write a found poem using all (or as many as you can) of the words in it/on it!!!! I used the return envelope from Netflix. Since I wanted to mark out the words as I used them, I made a copy of the envelope. That was helpful. 




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    1. Hey Sue!!! Thanks. It was fun to write.

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  2. I'm not sure where to post my poem for today so I guess here is as good as any space!

    I got the inspiration for my poem from junk mail begging us to apply for a loan. We all get them, well, most of us.

    GIVE ME, GIVE YOU

    From: Main Office
    Signed, dated material
    (Important?)

    Prequalified - time sensitive- OPEN AT ONCE!!
    (who's in a hurry here?)

    Main office! Detroit!
    Important
    Information!
    (Important to whom?)

    ATTENTION! ATTENTION!
    (Whaaaaaaat?!!)

    Refinance NOW!
    (Oh THAT! Grrrrr)

    Make your budgeting easier, Low monthly payment
    Quick processing
    24/7 access to documents
    If you choose
    Expert available
    (Definition of "quick" and "expert")

    Complete the process!!!!
    Call us NOW!!!
    Call,
    Call us,
    CALL NOW!
    (sigh......Ahhh....sound of paper shredder! Now that's QUICK




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    1. Fremma!!! I love how there are two voices/speakers in this poem. What a delightful exchange. I know we all wish we could speak back to the ones writing those form letters. You're poem does that beautifully. I love the line -- "expert available"!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    2. Receive information as gender able
      Your share upload as friends
      Mind you, you are like website pictures
      Advertisements receive your status and use information
      Platform Facebook!!

      Sometimes your customers technical data example about your friends is public news!
      Together, friends locate news
      Identify it as publicity!

      Site activity is including locations.
      Friend's news is public.
      Advertising notifications about site data are public
      News might put YOU last!

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