Sunday, July 25, 2010

Muse-seeking Rap-Blues 160

Take the jump

straighten the slump

work the hump

angrily stomp

feel yourself cry

slowly sigh

make a try

see how high

you can fly

This is a poem in exactly 160 characters, spaces included.  The challenge is from Monkey Man, HERE  for a story or poem, posted on Sunday, let him know and visit one other 160 .


  1. Looks like a great jumping off point for flight. Thanks for being a part of the Sunday 160. They're about all I have the attention span to read as well. *smiles*

  2. nice rhyme scheme...i always wanted to fly as a little boy...

  3. I admire your ability to work within the confines of such a short piece. "Straighten the slump" - that's what I need to work on as I sit at my computer with a cat who insists on getting up behind me on my chair.

    Thanks so much for your comments. I'm delighted to know you have one of my books!

    Can you let me know when you post the photo, so I can steal it and post it on the "shadowstalking" blog?


  4. Kat, if I can post it I will, my photos should speak for themselves. I will not, don't worry, post it on Tuesday Toes.

  5. A difficult challenge, yet constraints so often bring out the creative best. this one is well done, indeed.

  6. This reminds me a lot of r. Seuss's Oh, the Places You Will Go. It sounds like an anthem for self-reliance and motivation. Very nice.