Taking this idea to a playful extreme is today’s (optional) form to explore: concrete poetry.
Also known as shape poetry, the idea here is to arrange your words on the screen (or the page) so that they create a shape or an image. The meaning of the image can be obvious at first glance, or require some guesswork after reading the poem. It’s up to you to decide how difficult you want to make it for your readers.
OK I admit, I failed today. I tried using graph paper ready to transpose it into a wordprocessor but I had to admit defeat. Rather than post nothing I’ve created an image instead on the assumption that half a loaf is better than none.
Now I’ve had time to think about it more I have another submission, this time an alternative for today.
Polar bears, microbes in your cells, unicorns, your pet hamster, polecats: find a way to include an animal, today’s word prompt, in your poem.
The Ultimate Pacifist
Safe in the trees
Uses it’s long, strong claws
Only to climb
Tiny eyes watch, full of curiosity
The dog below
Not so harmless it goes loko, alas
The pacfist, oblivious to
Danger lurking below
Doesn’t know how to
Fight, retaliate and succumbs
Another pacifist taken