Poetry Prompt #144

Global Garbage Man Day

Boy howdy, where would we be without those garbage trucks to roll down the street gobbling up trash! Buried under piles, heaps, mounds of smelly yuck is where. Pee-yew!

One fella, John D. Arwood, knowing what a smelly world this could be, designated June 17th as Global Garbage Man Day, in honor of the hard-working, under-appreciated trash collectors who keep our communities clean. Let’s join in the celebration!

Hip-Hip-Hooray! It’s Global Garbage Man Day

Write a garbage poem—it can be about a garbage truck, garbage collector, or kinds of garbage. Toss in as many words that include the letter g as you can. And, at least one onomatopoeia. Can you make your poem sound like a garbage truck roaring down the street?

For extra fun, read Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha, illustrated by Dan Yacarrinao. Here’s a link to the read-aloud: https://youtu.be/jFu0_hWbE2Q

Global Garbage Man Day: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/global-garbage-man-day-june-17/

Set your timer for 7 minutes

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

Start writing!

Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 1400 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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