Poetry Challenge #42: WIZZ! BOOM! BANG! BWEEEEE!

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This year's Fourth of July celebration was the longest ever--almost 2 weeks long! Fireworks began popping, smoke bombs frizzing, grills sizzling, ice clinking the last weekend in June and carried on to last night's finale-- WIZZ-BANG-BOOM TAH-DAH! (hence the tardiness of this post.) While Firework memories are still fresh, let's try capturing them:

Poetry Challenge #42:


Make some Fourth of July noise!

Close your eyes and recall all those Fourth of July celebration sounds. Try to describe them with onomatopoeia (sound words like BOOM!) or simile (comparison using like or as: The fireworks were like giant bees buzzing the crowd) or metaphor (comparison not using like or as: The fireworks were thunder). Be poetic! Be loud or quiet! Listen…Hear those Sparklers sizzle?

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.


Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge at least 850 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. (This one is Cindy's.) If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem. Scroll down and click on the comments.


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