Prompt #3: “On the Field” – Write from the perspective of a sports ball
As I prepare my spherical frame For the rush of the incoming game, My pelt glistens with great mirth At the approaching feet on the earth.
A whistle is blown; my robust exterior Deforms as a force far superior Impacts me fiercely And I fly up the sky with full trust.
As I rise, I wave to the sun and birds, Gracing them with my aerial gymnastics. Wind currents decide to waltz alongside My dashing performance. However, my elaborate dance routine suddenly changes its course As it decides to tango with gravity.
Gravity’s strong and passionate pull Drains the bountiful strength That my soul previously indulged in. As exhaustion overpowers me, My glistening spots lose their shine. Drowsiness gradually possesses me, Numbing my entrails and leaving me blind. Senseless I feel after I finish my trip. Lifeless I am until the next kick.
By Diego Redondo (12th grade)
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During this upcoming month, Zeitgeist Literary Magazine and its members will be participating in National Poetry Writing Month, a creative writing project held annually in April. Participants write a poem each day for one month.
All our club members will participate and submit their poems, which will be viewed through our website.
Check out the “NaPoWriMo” page to access a poem for each day of the month! It will be uploaded daily with new content!