Poetry Challenge #29

Name-Name Bo-Bame Game

Start with your name, ala The Name Game.

Repeat your name twice, stick a “bo” in the mix, finish by changing the first letter of your name with a B. Like this:

Kelly-kelly bo belly

Now, using that as the beginning, write a rhyming poem by changing the endings of other words so they rhyme, too. (If you’re stuck start by making a list of words that end with the same sound your name does: belly, swellie, jelly, ellie, smelly, umbrellie . . . ) Feel free to make up words, too. After all, this is your poem!

Sound hard? Maybe . . .

Sound fun? YES-YES BO-BES!

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

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


*Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 700 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 dang poem. Scroll down and click on the comments!