Find the nearest book (of any kind). Turn to page 8. Use the first ten full words on the page in a poem. You may use them in any order, anywhere in the poem.
Book: If I Stay – Gayle Forman
“I’m pondering going back to bed,” I say. “My cello’s”
I was walking down a road and my eyes focused on a cello.
In the back of an alley broken and alone,
yet so beautiful, it called me to take it home.
I went down the alley and stood in front of the piece, that reminds me; of me.
Still pondering what to do, but knowing what I would want someone else to do, I stopped thinking and decided to choose.
Take it home I must and repair each part from toe to the head.
I reached my home and placed the cello on my bed.
Each day taking time to fix something new and rejoicing I decided to fix it after thinking it through.
I finally finish my masterpiece and I can almost hear her say, thanks for repairing me.
I look down happy and sadden, because I’m waiting for the day that someone shows me this same compassion, even in small rations.
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