A Way With Words – Micropoetry

A Way With Words

In your question
Is not a search
For an answer
But an argument.
You speak bitterly
Not for betterment
Will these be
The last
Standing words?

This was today’s piece of micropoetry.

I started it yesterday, writing it into twitter and saving it as a draft. All of my micropoetry fits into the 140 character space of twitter. Most of the time it includes the hashtag #micropoetry.

For this poem I used all the available space.

This morning I did a little rearranging before posting it.

It popped up on my Facebook page also and two friends from my writing group made some suggestions for rearranging.

Let’s play a game: How would YOU rearrange the poem? I fiddled with two variations, but how would you play with the form?

Rules
You can:

  • add punctuation
  • change the order of lines
  • rearrange word order

You cannot add or remove words.

Put your version in the comments below. Best entry wins 100,000,000 Internet Points to be used in raising the general intelligence of YouTube comments.

And I’ll send you a handwritten copy of your version!

Have at it!

 

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3 responses to “A Way With Words – Micropoetry

  1. A Way With Words
    In your question
    is not a search for an answer but an argument.
    You speak bitterly but not for betterment
    Will these be the last words standing?

  2. In your question
    Is not a search for an answer,
    But an argument.
    You speak bitterly,
    Not for betterment,
    “Will these be the last words standing?”

  3. Is not a search for an answer
    but an argument you speak.
    you speak bitterly, not
    for betterment will these be?
    the last words…
    standing In your question is not.

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