Today I cut And out of that cut, A beautiful dragon arose And from that dragon's mouth, A single word dripped out Hope A new hope filled my veins And it made me set down the blade I gently washed off the dragon, His words still echoing in my mind And I let that hope flourish Let hope spread, Like a butterfly's wings
Think about your day today. Spend 10-15 minutes writing about it. Start at the beginning and write down everything you did or noticed, anything that you thought or felt. Be detailed. At the end of your time, stop writing even if you didn't get as far through your day as you thought you would.
Now look back at what you've written and pick out the parts you think are worthy and begin creating a poem. Maybe it's all worthy; maybe only a couple of lines are worthy. That's okay -- work with what you have. But wait, you're not done...now either change a two or three of the ideas in your poem to be completely different than what actually happened, and/or add a couple of things that are amazing, but just not true. Make your ordinary something more. Consider using a day of the week or the date as your title.