Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank - #43 Headlines


Well now that Poets United is beginning to get back into the swing of things what better way to get things started than to play catch up? Headlines and news is everywhere. As the modern age of computers, the internet, Facebook, blogger and so much more enter our lives every second of the day take one of those things and write about it. Maybe it will be the Masters Golf tournament that inspires your pen (likely not), maybe the latest gossip column makes you smile or maybe there is something more serious that catches your eye. If none of these work try the random aspect. Open a newspaper, magazine or internet news page like CNN, Yahoo or Reuters and just pick a random topic.

We need to catch up with what is going on in the world and we can’t wait to do so by reading your poems. Extra!! Extra!! Write all about it!!
If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to poetsunited@ymail.com . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.

There 3 simple rules:

1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.

2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.


21 comments:

  1. You can hear the rumbles and grumbles in Canada over this headline.

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  2. D'oh! I accidentally linked it twice! (Sorry!)

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  3. Looking forward to this weeks Think Thank

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  4. Lines of head. (Never said I could keep things straight, did I?) ☼

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  5. Poets United,

    Sadly my poem links to newspaper headlines from Northern Ireland. Another tragic and unnecessary loss of a young life.

    Eileen

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  6. Great , if depressing, topic. I so love the little guy in the top photo:)

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  7. One of my two blogs, Political Madness, is almost always about maddening U.S. headlines. My latest pair of haiku is about Republican liars and our federal budget crisis: Radical Budget Haiku.

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  8. I went for light on this one. I get depressed enough just reading the paper.http://lolamousedroppings.blogspot.com/2011/04/read-all-about-it-later.html

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  9. As they say " no news is good news"

    Pamela

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  10. In an effort to get the news- a poem is born.

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  11. thoughts of a rambling mind

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  12. Mine is just a thought on something sad that happened here today. A guy invaded a school and killed 11 children. But my poem/thought is not about this guy. Rio de Janeiro's governor talked to the press as they always do in such events and thanked the cop who shot the guy on the knees, preventing him from going any farther. He had a beautiful speech, he called the cop a 'hero' and in face of such horror, everybody repeats so. I just don't think the guy carrying the gun is the only one to be blamed for the shooting.

    (sorry for making it so long!!!)

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  13. nothing serious and nothing like a poem ...

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  14. "Headlines: Signs of 2012 End Times Prophecy"

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  15. Linked in! NaPoWriMo and A to Z challenge along with Poets United prompt

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  16. Tucked in the pages of a newspaper was this intriguing announcement of a WANTED criminal. Enjoy it.

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  17. I'm not jumping in this week, but I will visit and comment.

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  18. Mine is a combination of prompts and not very serious.

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