Monday, April 09, 2012

The Conspiracy Theorist Speaks (with apologies to Robert Lee Brewer) (Prompt: Shady)


How does he do it?
What is the mystery,
that missing piece of logic,
that would provide
the answer?

I check in
everyday in April
to see what
I’m writing about,
and somedays
I look at the prompt,
and think
“This can’t be
a planned-
ahead-of-time
prompt.

Looks like
he just made it
up on the spot.”

He says
he plans all the prompts
for the month
in advance,
yet everyday
he magically
comes up with a
perfect poem
to match
the prompt.

I’ll bet he gathers
his unpublished poetry,
gets 30 of them
together,
writes prompts based
on those existing poems
and then presents
prompt and poem
together,
voila!

Yes,
I bet
there’s something
shady going on
here,

I bet.

22 comments:

  1. LOLOLOLOLOLOL! Love this! ;)

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  2. You have a point here! :-) I wonder if Robert retaliates with a suitable prompt...

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  3. You know, I always wonder about that, too!

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  4. :) LOL!!! I can depend on you for a great take every time! Love it.

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  5. LOL I'm always amazed when he manages to come up with a theme that's already composing itself in my head before I pick up the day's prompt! Of course, when he chooses one that I only just covered yesterday.... :-|

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  6. Hahaha... No, what amazes me is how Walt can rattle off several great poems without knowing the prompt beforehand. For me, the prompts are harder than the poems--so I have to think of those before the month starts (or I'd likely get stuck trying to think of one before the month is over).

    Oh yeah, and thanks for the compliment hidden in your conspiracy theory.

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    1. I think Walt's muse is on steroids. :-))

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    2. I think Walt's muse is on steroids. :-))

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  7. I think Robert is Just. That. Good. ^_^ And so are you, Mosk. ^_^

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  8. Excellent slant on the prompt. I think it's funny how you always say what may be lingering in most of our minds, even if we don't think it's there...

    Suspicious! lol.

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    1. Hello. I'd like to feature your poem-a-day work on my blog. A friend and I have been posting our poems there but I've also started featuring other poem-a-day blogs. Let me know here or comment on my blog. Could you let me know as soon as possible? Thanks.

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  10. And while we're at it, he probably has a whole chapbook lying in wait each November... Great stuff as always, Mosk!

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  11. Well said, as always, Mosk. While we're at it, he probably has a chapbook stashed somewhere just in time for November....

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  12. This made me smile!

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  13. You really came through here and pulled the rabbit out of the hat!! How could you not love a little swipe and hidden compliment at the editor! Well Done a Grand Slam !!

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  14. You really came through here and pulled the rabbit out of the hat!! How could you not love a little swipe and hidden compliment at the editor! Well Done a Grand Slam !!

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  15. I have no doubt of it. When the prompts begin to be spelled out in crop circles, I'll have my proof!

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  16. Heehee. Methinks you are very perceptive. I have a hard time writing to prompts anymore. They used to be helpful but now I find them too restrictive. I mean, one can't always have emotions on demand, yanno?

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  17. lol- I've wondered that myself... how he does all he does!

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    1. Laurie, in his blog today, he gave away his secret. He has lists. ^_^ http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-i-handle-social-media-time.html

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  18. heheheh. you make an excellent point here.... love the last lines.

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