Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Blitz - Attitude in life

Theme : Poetry Types
A for Acrostic

What is beauty? A perception? A fad? An attitude?

Here's my view in the form of a Blitz.

Beauty is skin deep
Beauty lies in attitude
Attitude towards life
attitude in thoughts
thoughts can be hurtful
thoughts raised by stereotypes
Stereotypes based on colour
Stereotypes about size
size is just a number
size doesn't define people
people bias harshly
people need to change
change in lifestyle
change to respect traits
traits define inner beauty
traits aren’t showcased by Photoshop
Photoshop is used to print glamour
Photoshop is not reality
reality ain't airbrushed beauties
reality is in your soul
soul that thrives to survive
soul filled with compassion
compassion towards humankind
compassion to love
love despite differences
love without prejudice
prejudice is unjustified
prejudice corrodes society
society needs be broad minded
society is made by you
you can remove misconception
you can revolutionize
revolutionize thoughts
revolutionize perception
perception that hurts
perception about curves
curves define femininity
curves are healthy
healthy living
healthy body
body needs exercise
body hates anorexia
anorexia is lethal
anorexia sucks away smile
smile and rejoice
smile along with life
life embraced by love
life without ridicule


Blitz Poetry

Robert Keim is the created of the Blitz poetry form. It's a poem with repetitive images and has a quick flow, which is read very quickly.

The beginning can be a short phrase or cliche. Now start the next line with the same word as first one. 
The third and fourth line with begin with the last word of line 2. The 5th and 6th lines will begin with the last word of line 4 and so on. Continue writing like this till 48th line.

The 49th line would be a single word- same as end word of line 47, and 50th line will be same as the last word of line 48.
The title consists of three words, where the first word from third line is joined with the first word from 47th line with a preposition or a conjunction.
There should be no punctuation. 

 Introducing boyfriend to parents, oh the drama  - The Boyfriend Recombobulation
Wanna walk along Balmoral Beach ? - Balmoral Beach


  1. Makes me think of hip hop! :-) Would sound good set to music! :D

    Yours is the first post for B I am reading and I like it!

    Vidya Sury
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    1. hahaha :D I should try that ... thank you so much

  2. This has a flow, and I never knew so many forms exist in poetry! You are here educating me along with your wonderful imagery and creative poems :)

    1. I am glad you find it educating. Thank you so much

  3. Like Vidya said... would love to hear it sung ...

  4. I was not aware of this form. This looks really interesting and very well done :)

  5. Well said! PhotoShop is NOT reality.
    And it does sound like song lyrics.

  6. Quite a precise form it is! But you managed to create something that reads quite well. Very well done :)

  7. Well this was lovely! Looking forward to the next one :)

  8. Awesome write.. :) Looking forward to the next...

  9. Super... staying tuned for more!

  10. Such a lovely poem!!! Create a band and make it an album!!!! it will be a superb blockbuster :P

    1. hahaha :D and you the PR agent ... thank you so much :D

  11. Starting my 'B' journey with you and what a fabulous start :) I have never heard of Blitz poetry. This journey is very enriching:) I adored your verse!

  12. Loved reading, you are too good with peoms, never heard this before, great !

  13. Very smooth flow and in a blitz. Lovely to read as well.

  14. Such a fabulous post ... I want to hum it...does it makes sense to you ? :)

    1. hehehe sure go aheah :D I might hum along with you :) thank you so much

  15. very lyrical ... Great Going!!!

  16. I love love love this!!! I think I'm a fan of this style! Will have to have a go at this style with a future prompt! :)

    1. try it try it :D and then send me a link when you are done :)
      thank you

  17. I am not into poetry much but is learning the details from you everyday on this blog... thanks my friend :)


  18. Amazing!! What a rhyme it has! This is a new form for me!

  19. I'm not much of a poetry fan but this is amazing. Never heard of a 'Blitz' but it makes for a great read. Thanks.

  20. Blitz is new to me !! And this is wonderfully new, Raj :) Loveeely :)

  21. All you need is a drum beat to go with this. Love it. I have never read this kind of poetry and am thankful of your explanation of it. Might have to give it a whirl myself! ♥

    1. hahaha didn't feel that way when I wrote it, now after you mentioned, it does seem to have a beat to it :D thank you so much. You should definitely try writing one :)

  22. Learnt something new and interesting at your blog today, thanks. loved the blitz poetry tips.

  23. That was great! Fun and powerful to read:-)

  24. I've not heard of this style before. I really like it. Thanks for introducing me to something new :)

    LRebeccah Writes - A-Z 2014

    1. Thank you so much. Hope you will try it one day

  25. I love Blitz poetry! The stream-of-consciousness flow always sweeps me away and provides intriguing glimpses into how the poetic mind makes connections. This was really great!

    1. I agree with that, the thoughts just keep flowing. Thank you so much

  26. I'd not seen this form before, I learned something new today! Love it. Will have to give it a shot one of these days for fun : )

  27. I saw this form for the first time and i loved it.. <3

  28. What a beautiful piece you have here :)


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