Poetry Challenge #60: Aaaaay! I. O. U.

B-A-Bay, B-E-Bee, B-I-Bitty-Bye, B-O-Bow . . . In case you’re wondering, that’s the beginning of the Vowel Song. My mom, a retired teacher, used to teach it to her students. (If you ask in person, I’ll be happy to sing it to you.) But for this post, channel your loooong vowel sounds:


Poetry Challenge #60

Aaaaaaa! I. O. U.

Choose a long vowel sound (sounds like its name). Now write a poem where the last word in every line ends with that sound but none of the lines can end with the same letter. Good luck! I hope you discover new things that are true!

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

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

*Cindy Faughnan (cookie baker extraordinaire) and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 900 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. 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 in the comments.

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