Oulipost #21: Overheard Over There

Oulipost #21:Confabulation. Craft a conversation poem using “he said/she said” quotes that you find in newspaper articles. 

Overheard Over There

Gentlemen, the Easter Dragon is knocking at the door.

I suspect some of you are skeptical.

I know all these promises have been made before, and they may sound hollow, or like ‘pie in the sky.’

The main thing is trying to get your wingers involved.

They teach the ability to communicate, to adapt, to work in teams and solve problems, to analyze and conceptualize, to manage one’s self, to create, innovate and criticize.

It’s the most bizarre thing on the planet.

We are losing the battle against cronyism.


Sourced from The Contra Costa Times, Bay Area News Group, April 21, 2014


About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops for children and adults. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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2 Responses to Oulipost #21: Overheard Over There

  1. Robert C. Moore says:

    I don’t understand it but I like it anyway [anyways]

    Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:02:56 +0000 To: bobmoore33@msn.com

  2. I so wanted to use the lines about the easter dragon…great choice.

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