Paula Abdul Was Correct

Monday, April 5, 2021/Categories: Entries

Paula Abdul Was Correct

Delay of game - a complicated prompt. For me anyway - and with limited time! Oh well here is the prompt from Saturday, April 3

And now for our prompt. This one is a bit involved, which is why I’m giving it to you on a Saturday. Today, I’d like to challenge you to make a “Personal Universal Deck,” and then to write a poem using it. The idea of the “Personal Universal Deck” originated with the poet and playwright Michael McClure, who gave the project of creating such decks to his students in a 1976 lecture at Naropa University. Basically, you will need 50 index cards or small pieces of paper, and on them, you will write 100 words (one on the front and one on the back of each card/paper) using the rules found here.

I don't have my words on all the index cards - but I do have them on a numbered list from 1-100. I texted four people and ask them to give me a number between 1 - 100. In the order I received the reply: HT #45 = nourish,   RA #11 = opaque, SS #34 = chocolate and TT #13 = divine. Thank you all for your help!


Paula Abdul Was Correct

 Spending one’s life trying to master

the art of being opaque

then meeting one that demands transparency

Finding vanilla absolutely divine

yet ordering the chocolate dessert

because she is my opposite and I

count on her to nourish my soul

so I give in to things that will not harm me

but will make her happy

I do not always succeed but I try

just hoping she knows


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