Tag Archives: Blackout Poetry

Anchored – Manic Mondays

anchored

there’s a fever
anchored to the
rhythm in your chest
a static sonnet
waiting for the night
dust to fire
reflected
in your eyes

~kat

A Blackout or Found Poem for Manic Monday’s Three-Way Prompt. Prompt Word: Anchored; Photo: Above; Song: Almanac by The Acorn (See below with the found poem in bold text).


Almanac
The Acorn

There’s a season in your eyes
and a fever on your breath
you’re anchored to the tide
and the rhythm in your chest
I read the rings and count the city lights
you sing a static sonnet on the dial
you could talk a walk, through the mines
or you could spend all your days
just waiting for the night
the stones that skip, the dust that turns to fire
I see it all reflected in your eyes

Songwriters: DEBUTTE JEFFREY WILFRED ELLIOTT GHISLAIN ALPHOASE D / KLAUSENER ROLF CARLOS / MALECKI THADIUS JEFFREY / TSUI HOWARD HO YAN / JOHNSON PATRICK NOEL


Manic Monday – Shattered

Shattered

I’ve been
waiting for you
to believe my heart
it’ll take time
try to stay wilder
than the wind
you need love
you need me
I swear
something real
to make it alright
try to keep from
f
  a
     l
        l
           i
              n
                 g
you can’t keep
from falling
~kat

A Black Out Poem for Manic Monday’s Three-Way Prompt: Word: Shattered, Photo: See Above, Song: “Come Undone” by Duran Duran (see below with bolded found text).


“Come Undone”
Performed by Duran Duran

Mine, immaculate dream made breath and skin
I’ve been waiting for you.
Signed with a home tattoo,
Happy Birthday to You was created for you

Can’t ever keep from falling apart at the seams
Can’t I believe you’re taking my heart to pieces

Oh, it’ll take a little time,
Might take a little crime
To come undone now

We’ll try to stay blind
To the hope and fear outside
Hey, child, stay wilder than the wind
And blow me in to cry

Who do you need, who do you love
When you come undone?
Who do you need, who do you love
When you come undone?

Words, playing me deja vu
Like a radio tune I swear I’ve heard before
Chill, is it something real
Or the magic I’m feeding off your fingers?

Can’t ever keep from falling apart at the seams
Can I believe you’re taking my heart to pieces?

Lost in a snow filled sky,
We’ll make it alright
To come undone now

We’ll try to stay blind
To the hope and fear outside.
Hey, child, stay wilder than the wind
And blow me in to cry…

Who do you need, who do you love
When you come undone?
Who do you need, who do you love
When you come undone?

(Can’t ever keep from falling apart)
Who do you need, who do you love
When you come undone?
(Can’t ever keep from falling apart)
Who do you need, who do you love?

(Can’t ever keep from falling apart)
Who do you love
When you come undone?
(Can’t ever keep from falling apart)

Writer(s): JOHN TAYLOR, NICK RHODES, SIMON LE BON, WARREN CUCCURULLO


Manic Mondays – Just a Reflection

Just a Reflection

i think i knew
i had better
things to do…
it’s too late.

back then
i wouldn’t
say it.
i blew it.

we said someday
we’d feel more.
i was lookin’
to stay.

if i could
i would change
every memory;
it’s hard to
say goodbye.

~kat

For Manic Monday’s Three-Way Prompt Challenge based on the Photo (above, the words: Reflection-Reflect-Reflecting, and the song: Photograph by Nickelback (see below with found words in bold text).


Photograph
Nickelback

Look at this photograph
Every timeI do it makes me laughHow did our eyes get so red?
And what the hell is on Joey’s head?

This is where I grew up
I think the present owner fixed it up
I never knew we ever went without
The second floor is hard for sneakin’ out

And this is where I went to school
Most of the time I had better things to do
Criminal record saysI broke in twice
I must of done it half a dozen times

I wonder if it’s too late
Should I go back and try to graduate?
Lot’s better now than it was back then
If I was them, I wouldn’t let me in
Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, God, I

Every memory of lookin’ out the back door
I have the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor
It’s hard to say it
Time to sayit
Good bye, good bye
Every memory of walkin’ out the front door
I found the photo of the friend that I was lookin’ for
It’s hard to say it
Time to say it
Good bye, good bye, good bye

Remember the old arcade?
Blew every dollar that we ever made
The cops hated us hangin’ out
They said somebody went and burnt it down

We use to listen to the radio
And sing along with every song we know
We said someday we’d find out how it feels
To sing to more than just a steering wheel

Kim’s the first girl I kissed
I was so nervous that I nearly missed
She’s had a couple of kids since then
I haven’t seen her since God knows when
Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, God, I

Every memory of lookin’ out the back door
I have the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor
It’s hard to say it
Time to say it
Good bye, good bye
Every memory of walkin’ out the front door
I found the photo of the friend that I was lookin’ for
It’s hard to say it
Time to say it
Good bye, good bye, good bye

I miss that town
I miss their faces
You can’t erase
You can’t replace it
I miss it now
I can’t believe it
So hard to stay
Too hard to leave it

If I could relive those days
I know the one thing that would never change

Every memory of lookin’ out the back door
I have the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor
It’s hard to say it
Time to say it
Good bye, good bye
Every memory of walkin’ out the front door
I found the photo of the friend that I was lookin’ for
It’s hard to say it
Time to say it
Good bye, good bye, good bye

Look at this photograph
Every time I do it makes me laugh
Every time I do it makes me

Songwriters: Chad Kroeger / Daniel Adair / Daniel Patrick Adair / Michael Kroeger / Michael Douglas Henry Kroeger / Mike Kroeger / Ryan Peake / Ryan Anthony Peake

Photograph lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc


Manic Monday – A Prayer for Exiles

A Prayer for Exiles

captives mourn
in exile here
wisdom teaches us
to rescue them,
give them a safe abode
bright morning,
bring us comfort
from the night and
light to bind the hearts
of all in peace.   

~kat

Today’s Manic Monday Three-Way Prompt is based on the Word: Rejoice, the Photo: (a portion of the original) above and the Song: Oh Come, Oh Come Emanuel (lyrics below). When I think of God/Emanuel coming, I think about the innocents that need him most. At least for today, there are many who are still suffering. And so I decided a prayer would do for today’s Manic Monday.  I’m not sure why my thoughts and heart went in an opposite direction with today’s prompt. It’s not exactly an example of rejoicing. But perhaps it’s a means to an end. Peace, kindness and love to you.


O come, O come, Immanuel,
and ransom captive(s) Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Refrain:
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
shall come to you, O Israel.

2 O come, O Wisdom from on high,
who ordered all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show
and teach us in its ways to go. Refrain

3 O come, O come, great Lord of might,
who to your tribes on Sinai’s height
in ancient times did give the law
in cloud and majesty and awe. Refrain

4 O come, O Branch of Jesse’s stem,
unto yourown and rescue them!
From depths of hell your people save,
and give them victory o’er the grave. Refrain

5 O come, O Key of David, come
and open wide ourheavenly home.
Make safe for us the heavenward road
and bar the way to death’s abode. Refrain

6 O come, O Bright and Morning Star,
and bring us comfort from afar!
Dispel the shadows of the night
and turn our darkness into light. Refrain (to)

7 O come, O King of nations, bind
in one the hearts of all mankind.
Bid all our sad divisions cease (in)
and be yourself our King of Peace. Refrain 

Psalter Hymnal (Gray)


Manic Monday – Frozen

you only see
what you want
your heart’s
consumed
with hate…
broken
no point
placing blame
you know you
need to fly
inside your
heart you
hold the key
only
you’re frozen

~kat

For Manic Monday’s 3 Way Prompt: Photo (above)/Word: Frozen/Song: Frozen by Madonna (see the blocked out text below).


Frozen
Madonna
You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be? You’re frozen
When your heart’s not open
You’re so consumed with how much you get
You waste your time with hate and regret. You’re broken
When your heart’s not open
Mm,hmm
If I could melt your heart
Mm, hmm
We’d never be apart
Mm, hmm
Give yourself to me
Mm, hmm
You hold
The key
Now there’s no point in placing the blame
And you should know I suffer the same, if I lose you
My heart will be broken
Love is a bird, she needs to fly
Let all the hurt inside of you die,you’re frozen
When your heart’s not open
Mm, hmm
If I could melt your heart
Mm, hmm
We’d never be apart
Mm, hmm
Give yourself to me
Mm, hmm
You hold
The key
You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be? You’re frozen
When your heart’s not open
Mm, hmm
If I could melt your heart
Mm, hmm
We’d never be apart
Mm, hmm
Give yourself to me
Mm, hmm
You hold the key (Mm, hmm)
If I could melt your heart
Mm, hmm
We’d never be apart
Mm, hmm
Give yourself to me
Mm, hmm
You hold
The key
If I could melt your heart
Songwriters: Madonna Ciccone /Patrick Leonard
Frozen lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc


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