Summer-born Girl – Headline poem

Beleaguered and bipolar.
Your weak heart
Girl will accept
Help to rebuild
As the

So here’s a new thing I’m doing, I’ve heard about cutting words out of headlines and using them to make poems, so I thought I’d make it a challenge. (I was also inspired by Yusra’s Blackout Poetry, you can find this here.) Basically I turn to five random pages, and take a headline from each, I must use at least one word from each headline to make a poem.

The five headlines this week were:

  1. Why I want to shave the bipolar bears.
  2. Your summer-born girl will have to skip her first year, mother told.
  3. Gel that helps rebuild weak heart muscle
  4. Beleaguered Rifkind’s defence as new cash for accessed storm engulfs him and Straw.
  5. Yawn! Were these the most PC acceptance speeches yet?

23 thoughts on “Summer-born Girl – Headline poem

  1. literaryfuzz

    Thank you! 🙂 A Level Geography prepared me for cutting things out and sticking them together as well! Knew it would come in handy some day. 😛


    1. ashleighmariewatson

      I love doing this! Have you ever tried “hidden poetry”? Basically, buy some old books you don’t mind writing in and circle some phrases you like to create a poem. Hard to explain but if you google ‘hidden poetry’ you’ll see what I mean 🙂

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  2. V o n n a

    Love that it makes you step out of your bubble so to speak. There use to be websites and/or games similar to this. Random words you’d have to arrange into a poem.

    Perhaps too many movies in my case– I always see ransom notes. 😉

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    1. Thanks for the comment! As for the ransom notes, you aren’t far off the mark, before I called it Headline Poetry I was going to call the series Poison Pen Poetry, because it looks like Poison Pen letters you see on ransom notes! 🙂

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      1. V o n n a

        Well being that my opinion is my own and not another’s all I can say is it offers more intrigue than the other. What you write within the series itself is what gives it it’s tone. Also you could publish a page designate to explaining/expanding why you chose that as the title. If you don’t use it I could always find a place for it. 😉


      1. Yes, Great guess….yeah – he wrote his songs the snipped them with scissors to separate the lines from each other, mixed them up and put them together again like a vertical jigsaw. Worked for him!

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