The program director tried out a few prompts on some of us teachers as she was piloting an online creative writing class for teens. Most of my time is consumed with copywriting tours these days, so finding these exercises on my computer inspires me to bring back some of that creative juice into my hours, as I hope it does for you!
Here's a video of spoken word poet, Sarah Kay, performing “A Love Letter." Her
Listen to her piece, followed by my own, and then try your hand at it. (Comments welcome!)
Ball, you bounce around me
Like a rubber stamp
As I color the blacktop,
My slender chalk stalks
Drawing this pastel town we inhabit
You, always playing games
Passing me over or just rolling through
While I wash off with the rain.