"News print poetry", a form of "found poetry" or "blackout poetry." I took one story from the Orlando Sentinel newspaper each day and transformed it into a poem by creatively selecting words from the story. The words are kept in their original order and no words were added. The 2012 project is completed, but I add new poems from time to time.
I commented on my progress, and about writing in general, on a companion blog: http://newsprintpoetry.blogspot.com.
the United States a Christian Nation? The
answer: A resounding “No.”
at the highest levels, greed,
I can’t dispute that all these un-Christian behaviors exist
in our society.They exist in every
society, everywhere, throughout the eons.
But, America, like every other society, everywhere,
throughout the eons, also has love, kindness, nurturing, hope, faithfulness, helpfulness,
self-sacrifice, honor, altruism, forgiveness, honesty, compassion, ethics, and
goodness of every kind. These values can be found among all moral people whether they
are Christian or not.
The words in this poem are taken from the rant of an Orlando
Sentinel reader who was a guest columnist. The poem accurately reflects the world-view he presented in his column.How sad it is that he can only see the ugly.