NaPoWriMo Day #15

The Driving Beat

Wednesday, April 15, 2020/Categories: Entries

NaPoWriMo Day #15

Poetry Day #15


Today’s challenge was to write a poem inspired by our favorite kind of music. It was suggested that we try to recreate the sounds and timing of a pop ballad, a jazz improvisation, or a Bach fugue – I haven’t started writing yet – but it is in my head and unlikely to come out like that….but who knows. The said we could incorporate refrains (that may happen), neologisms(I had to look that up – it’s a newly coined word or phrase – not going to happen) or flights of whimsy(not looking good here either). I do know that the poem will give away the song, it is in fact a specific song. If you don’t know it, look it up and maybe even listen to it.




Radio blaring

Tempting fate at every turn

Head strong and cocksure


The Driving Beat


Driving with the sunroof open

Windows down and Blaupunkt blaring

Going eighty on a residential road

Drunk and high


In a car too powerful

And too expensive for a teen

Who was pushing fate to the

Edge of the cliff day after day


Bought with someone else’s money

By a man in over his head

Living too large and too fast

I wasn’t the only one runnin’ with the devil








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