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Easy-Read-Glow-In-The-Dark Alarm Clock

Thursday, 2 November 2017 16:34:56

Thursday, 2 November 2017 16:34:56

Put all the bits together and you've got a nice rhythmic performance poem.

On to something new now! 



Easy-Read-Glow-In-The-Dark Alarm Clock

Monday, 23 October 2017 11:56:14

Monday, 23 October 2017 11:56:14

So here are the final verses:

if there's a power cut

or a power surge

or if it suddenly

just gets the urge

it just freaks out

goes back to nought

is that helpful

not what I thought

but anyway, I've just bought an

easy read / glow in the dark / alarm clock

 

so now it's there

beside my bed

and the easy read glow

gets inside my head

I don't need the glow

don't need alarms

don't need its beep

cos I'm awake

cos I can't sleep

with my

easy read / glow in the dark / alarm clock



Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:13:45

Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:13:45

Expanding that extra verse, I think we're nearly there.

if there's a power cut

or a power surge

or if it suddenly

just gets the urge

If it just freaks out

goes back to nought

is that helpful

not what I thought

but anyway, I've just bought an

easy read glow in the dark alarm clock



Easy-Read-Glow-In-The-Dark Alarm Clock

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:45:10

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:45:10

I've been distracted by other things - but now back to this poem.  Distracted here, too, thinking of an additional verse which might begin like this: 

if there's a power cut / or a power surge / or if it suddenly /  just gets the urge.... hmmm -  it just freaks out and goes back to 0 (spelt nought).

Then the final verse to go like this:

so now it's there
beside my bed
and the easy read glow
gets inside my head

I don't need the glow / don't need alarms

don't need its beep / cos I'm awake / cos I can't sleep



Easy-Read-Glow-In-The-Dark Alarm Clock

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 11:44:29

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 11:44:29

As a final verse, I want to slightly change tack and indicate that the clock is actually keeping me awake.  'The easy-read glow gets inside my head' is a start. Rhyme with 'instead'?  Or better still, 'bed' - makes sense!

so now it's there
beside my bed
and the easy read glow
gets inside my head

I think alarms, beeps and sleep are going to furnish enough to complete the verse. 



Easy-Read-Glow-In-The-Dark Alarm Clock

Thursday, 5 October 2017 15:43:29

Thursday, 5 October 2017 15:43:29

For the next verse I was just 'inspired' by the 'easy read' aspect. As if I needed help reading...  So this came pretty much as it is onto the page:

 

I didn't need

an easy read

I'm quite smart

I can read a book

learn stuff by heart

with a sleepy look

but an easy read

is all they had

and it's all it took

to sell me a

easy read glow in the dark alarm clock



Sunday, 1 October 2017 11:50:01

Sunday, 1 October 2017 11:50:01

I've got the beginning of the verse and the repeated line or chorus at the end. Letting the word electricity go round in my head - always a good idea with words - it seems perfect for simple rhymes like me and key.  Not sure yet whether to leave the words in brackets or delete them.  Another verse is gestating or is it germinating?

there's no movement
there's no sound
as the time goes by
and the minutes go round
- it just goes and glows 
it's all plugged  in
to electricity
but is it strange
is it me
that thinks a clock 
should (be wound up) 
should have a key
Oh-no not my
easy read / glow in the dark / alarm clock

 



Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:16:13

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:16:13

So, working on the first couple of verses - 

My new alarm clock
it doesn't tick
doesn't tock
it's a silent force
in the night

(insert my thoughts about its effect on the restless would-be sleeper:)

its big red glow 
is a harrowing sight
Not sure I was right 
To buy an - its big red glow

is a harrowing sight

Not sure I was right 

To buy an - 
easy read glow in the dark alarm clock

(And adding to the next hardly formed verse:)

there's no movement
there's no sound
as the time goes by
and the minutes go round
it just goes .... and glows

 



Easy-Read-Glow-In-The-Dark Alarm Clock

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 9:24:34

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 9:24:34

Here's a start...

easy read glow in the dark alarm clock

my new alarm clock
it doesn't tick
doesn't tock
it's a silent force
in the night
My easy read glow in the dark alarm clock

it makes no sound
as the minutes go round
No no / it glows / it goes

I didn't need 
an easy read
I'm quite smart
I can read a book
learn stuff by heart
with a sleepy look
but an easy read
is all they had
and it's all it took
to sell me a
easy read glow in the dark alarm clock



Easy-Read-Glow-In-The-Dark Alarm Clock

Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:14:14

Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:14:14
Time to start another poem.  I am intrigued by adverts for slightly unusual things - or the description of them, anyway.  This one caught my eye. Let's see if it catches my mind, too.


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