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The Egg

–another writing assignment from my creative writing class. This time, we listened to Frou Frou’s “Let Go”, and afterwords had to write an 8 line poem, 3 words per line…all based around what happens if you were holding an egg in your hand, and decided to let it go. What happens after that is up to the writer. Where/if it lands, if it breaks, what does it look like, or, writing symbolically or metaphorically about something else entirely. The trick to this assignment…every time you write a letter, you have to “let go” of your writing utensil (place it on your desk, let go, then pick it back up to do the next letter, and so on). It restricts how fast you can write, and forces the writer to become more creative, and take time to develop the story. Here is my contribution:

Bombs falling snowflake
Winter’s yellow treat
Shattered shell shellacked
One final drop
Hatched, forced birth
Like space shuttle
Re-entry burns bright
Man in flight.


About R. Ward

A husband, father, teacher, and struggling man of God.

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