Found Poem

Hello, everyone! Long time no see!

Unfortunately, I haven’t written anything new lately, but I did realize that I have something from a couple years ago that I haven’t posted! This piece was for my Writer’s Craft class called a Found Poem. The idea of the assignment was to create a poem from lines of a book or play that already exists. The lines are supposed to be found in completely different areas of the book or play and put together so they make sense. The only thing we could change about the lines was the punctuation. I chose to take lines from the Bible and put them together. Here is the outcome:

Judge not, that you be judged.

So whatever you wish that others do to you,

Do also to them,

For this is the Law and the Prophets,

For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.

Therefore so not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.

Man shall not live by bread alone,

But by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

You shall worship the Lord,

Your God,

And him only shall you serve.

Rejoice and be glad,

For your reward is great in heaven,

For so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

What are you afraid,

O you of little faith?

Follow me.

Take heart, my son;

Your sins are forgiven.

Take heart, daughter;

Your faith has made you well.

Hope you enjoyed it! Happy holidays, everyone!

M.C.