Try Your Hand

The prompt today for Poetic Asides was to write a poem with the title: “[blank] or [blank]”. I felt like I wanted to try another blitz poem, and the “[blank] or [blank]” scheme seemed to fit right in. I used it in every fourth line, starting with the first line. The trick to blitz poems, though, isn’t really in writing them– they almost write themselves– no, rather there are tricky rules for how to end them, and how to title them. So when all was said and done, I lost the “[blank] or [blank]” format for the title, but I don’t feel so bad, because I have “[blank] or [blank]” lines liberally sprinkled throughout. 🙂

Try Your Hand

do or die
do, not try
try again
try my friends
friends or foes
friends forever
forever and ever
forever young
young or old
young at heart
heart and soul
heart of mine
mine or yours
mine alone
alone together
alone at last
last or first
last dance
dance away
dance all day
day or night
day of the dead
dead tired
dead wrong
wrong or right
wrong way
way out
way back in
in or out
in the beginning
beginning again
beginning today
today or tomorrow
today for sure
sure thing
sure enough
enough is enough
enough time
time to start
time of my life
life or death
life stories
stories and stories
stories are written
written or spoken
written by hand
hand in hand
hand it off
off
hand

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