dissociation a curse dissociation my enemy enemy barges in enemy takes control control is crippling control must go go seek advise go to friends friends may ignore friends may listen listen to god listen to nothing nothing is something nothing is numbing numbing craves alcohol numbing craves drugs drugs are prescribed drugs will fix fix my brain fix cracked mirrors mirrors taunt me mirrors tell lies lies i tell lies cover bruise bruise my hand bruise my brother brother is silent brother please forgive forgive me father forgive me mother father please help father is futile futile defines me futile invites suicide suicide with pills suicide i survived survived from coma survived in hospital hospital is helpful hospital gives answers answers for family answers to problems problems with doctors problems with diagnosis diagnosis is discovered diagnosis is depersonalization depersonalization creates poet depresonalization becomes mad
Thanks L.D. Goodwin for introducing me to the Blitz poem!
The "official" rules are as follows (taken from Robert Lee Brewer of Writer's Digest):
•Line 1 should be one short phrase or image (like “build a boat”) •Line 2 should be another short phrase or image using the same first word as the first word in Line 1 (something like “build a house”) •Lines 3 and 4 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 2 as their first words (so Line 3 might be “house for sale” and Line 4 might be “house for rent”) •Lines 5 and 6 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 4 as their first words, and so on until you’ve made it through 48 lines •Line 49 should be the last word of Line 48 •Line 50 should be the last word of Line 47 •The title of the poem should be three words long and follow this format: (first word of Line 3)(preposition or conjunction) (first word of line 47) •There should be no punctuation