What Do You See? (a remixing poem)

gypsy
Do you see a future
as a medium?
I don’t know, do you?
What does that mean to you?

You don’t know what
tomorrow’s going to be like?
Is that what you mean?
If nobody heard it, did it happen?

It’s the effect?
So that was it?
Getting on the plane?
Can you imagine the ride west?

Do you remember?
What were your thoughts
when you saw him?
And what is it he said?

“What the fuck?”
Well, why not?
What am I complaining about?
I walked into that one, didn’t I?

Is that in your mind?
How will history remember?
And why should they?
What would you do?

Do you think we were surprised,
to find that the American Dream
was a nightclub, that had burned
down five years earlier?

A happy ending?
Was it there for people to find?

-Pen Connor 2015

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POETIC FORM: A Remixing Poem
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PROMPT:
 Interrogator
To earn the Interrogator badge, begin by selecting a source text of your choice. Copy down all of the questions it contains. Create a poem that’s a series of questions from the list you excerpted. Credit your source text at the bottom of your post.
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PoMoSco (Poetry Month Scouts)
Found Poetry Review’s 2015 National Poetry Month Project
  • April 2015 – 213 poets joined together as a troop to earn digital merit badges for completing experimental and found poetry prompts.
  • Prompts are divided into five categories – remixing, erasure, out and about, conceptual and chance operation.
  • Each category offers six distinct badges to be earned.
  • Poets choose their own source text.
  • For more information, check out pomosco.com.
A dear friend and fabulous poet, Von Thompson,  is a participant. When she told me about the challenge, I decided to play along at home.
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SOURCE TEXT: 
Writing on the Wall – an Interview with Hunter S. Thompson – The Atlantic Online (http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/graffiti/hunter.htm)

The Declaration (a remixing poem)

mirror

There comes a time
we must stand
before the mirror
look into our tired eyes

creative, independent
our true selves
destined for greatness
human kindness

each of us consent
our desires unlimited
freedom enslaving us
to popular boredom

when will we be ready
to ask such questions
we race into mazes
do we live as mice?

-Pen Connor 2015

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POETIC FORM: A Remixing Poem
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PROMPT:
PickNMix
To earn the Pick & Mix badge, begin by selecting a source text of your choice.  Browse through a selection of your text, copying down words and phrases that interest you. Craft a poem using only words you found in the text, arranging them in any order you choose. Credit your source text at the bottom of your post.
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PoMoSco (Poetry Month Scouts)
Found Poetry Review’s 2015 National Poetry Month Project
  • April 2015 – 213 poets joined together as a troop to earn digital merit badges for completing experimental and found poetry prompts.
  • Prompts are divided into five categories – remixing, erasure, out and about, conceptual and chance operation.
  • Each category offers six distinct badges to be earned.
  • Poets choose their own source text.
  • For more information, check out pomosco.com.
A dear friend and fabulous poet, Von Thompson,  is a participant. When she told me about the challenge, I decided to play along at home.
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SOURCE TEXT:  The Motivation Manifesto – Brendon Burchard