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Don’t Cry Into My Beer

Day 19 Of NaPoWriMo 2018.
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Head turn right
see a red barn
on the left side,
left turn,
turn left,
keep left on Boulevard of dreams.
Keep going west towards ocean beaches,
armed with your deepest desire,
drive for miles
exit ramp out of your nightmares,
arrive at your destination – Three Mugs Brewing
make the right call – order a full pint, drink
without crying into my beer.

Followed today’s prompt by writing direction from my house to brewpub (grocery store didn’t sound that good). Here’s the whole prompt:

Our (optional) prompt for the day takes it cue from Brady’s suggestion that erasure/word banks can allow for compelling repetitive effects. Today we challenge you to write a paragraph that briefly recounts a story, describes the scene outside your window, or even gives directions from your house to the grocery store. Now try erasing words from this paragraph to create a poem or, alternatively, use the words of your paragraph to build a new poem.

Not too happy with the results, I added a few words along the way. Will have to revisit when there is additional time. Here is the prose of the directions:

Head south, turn right and you will see a red barn on your left side. Continue till you come to second signal light. Get into left turn lane and turn left on Bethany Boulevard. Keep Turn left on Northwest Bethany Boulevard. Keep going till you see the sign for US-26 West, take the on-ramp to US-26 West toward ocean beaches. Go for about three and quarter miles. Exit 62A for Cornelius Pass Road South, the ramp will turn you around, merge on to Northeast Cornelius Pass Road. Go for another mile and half and then turn left on NW Aloclek Drive. Your destination call Three Mugs Brewing Company would be on your right. Park you car, walk into the establishment and order a nice pint of awesome oregon beer.

One thought on “Don’t Cry Into My Beer

  1. Pingback: NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 19 – “Quiet Me Of What I Know” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

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