“Sometimes, writing poetry is a matter of getting outside of your own head, and learning to see the world in a new way. To an extent, you have to “derange” yourself – make the world strange, and see it as a stranger might. To help you do that, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem inspired by this animated version of “Seductive Fantasy” by Sun Ra and his Arkestra.”
The poem I’ve written is inspired by Ogden Nash’s poem –The-sniffle , based on the prompt provided by another group called TSL.
She has a crooked nose
That’s like a leaky hose
and gets as red as a beet or a rose
on any given day
that it’d make you say
‘Darling, are you sure you’re okay?’
It makes her look like a clown
and is the talk of the town;
It’ll make you frown
but she doesn’t care
for they don’t dare
say it to her face ‘coz they’re scared of her stare
So, if you ever see a girl with a crooked nose
that leaks as a hose and is as red as red nail-paint on toes
Don’t ask her if she has any woes
“Darling, are you’re sure you’re okay?”
And be on your way.
P.S. This poem is a tribute to my crooked nose.
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