Would I go back to tell the young me
Not to do what I did?
To get off the three wheeler that flung me
to avoid the roll and the skid?
Is it the decision that formed me?
Scars shaping my future days?
Or is it is the decision that deformed me?
Starting a suture phase.
No I wouldn’t change a decision
I made as a naive youth
Sure I was lacking forward vision
but as adult I achieve truth
Remember Who You Wanted to Be
Remember the vivid dreams of youth
Who you did and did not want to be
You followed your heart which was the truth
wanted to fly, teach, cook, surf the sea
To make real change in the voting booth
Be loved, be calm, be true, be free
(A Bumper Sticker Poem)
Bumper Sticker Poems – a form I created, inspired by cento and golden shovel poetry, with the following guidelines:
- Using a bumper sticker as inspiration use the words in the bumper sticker as the first word in each line of the poem
- The theme of the poem may or may not have anything to do with the message of the sticker
- Title should be the words of the bumper sticker
- Should be rhymed
- 9 syllable lines
- Number of lines depends on number of words on the bumper sticker