Without an idea for writing today, I knew I would find inspiration if I started reading slices. I came to Leigh Anne’s picture prompt and the poem she posted on her blog today.
Here are the picture and instructions, from Laurie Purdie Salas
“Look at the picture, brainstorm three things the pictures makes you think of or reminds you of, and write a quick poem of 15 words or less (not counting the title). It does not have to describe the picture. It does not have to rhyme. Most importantly, it does not have to be “good.” Don’t put pressure or expectations on yourself. This is just a creative exercise!”
Here’s an introduction:
If you have ever been associated with the military, you know they have acronyms for everything. Some are official and others are just created by service members (especially the young guys and girls) to describe some of the annoyances/perks of military life. One of the latter came to mind for some reason (who knows how the mind works?!) when I looked at the picture. I heard it when my husband was in the Air Force in the 70s.
And my poem:
Government Issue Glasses
BCDs*- free glasses
so ugly, guaranteed to keep
far, far away from you
* In case you haven’t figured it out, the acronym for the glasses, BCD- stood for “birth control device!” There’s even a reference to this in Wikipedia, complete with pictures of the ugly things.