1) Write a poem about Father, fatherland, daddy dearest, your experience of fatherhood, the father you never had, your father or your own fatherhood, or the father of your children, or the father of your father, or your Heavenly Father, or go father afield and do what you will with the notion of fathers.
2) Write a honky-tonk song. Wikipedia's discussion of honky-tonk music is here.
I chose the first prompt, and I have such a treat for you guys! I found this gem when I was visiting my dad in March and I've just been waiting for the perfect moment to share it. Enjoy! (Click on the pictures to make them larger)
|Daddy I have a surprise for YOU!|
|For a Happy Birthday to you|
This is a poem just for two
Get me up when you please
and maybe give me a little cheese
and I will work like 35 Elves
on Saturday until twelves
Please note the glasses on the little Dana figure on the cover of the card. This places it after 4th grade (which is when I got glasses) and before 8th grade (which is when I got contacts). I'm digging potatoes in the garden, something I hated to do. Also note my brother and his evil laugh while he fishes at our pond. The nerve!
Don't forget to go check out the other (probably more contemporary) poems here!