Poetry Challenge #51-Remember When?

Remember When…

 I wandered back to 54 Oregon Street--my grandparent's house. It did not look like this then--and it was much larger...wasn't it?

I wandered back to 54 Oregon Street--my grandparent's house. It did not look like this then--and it was much larger...wasn't it?

What’s the first thing you think of when you say that phrase?

Do you remember when you were seven? You had some money? You saw a movie? You ate a new food? So many memories! So many different poems you could write.

Poetry Challenge #51

Remember When?

Pick one thing you remember. Maybe it’s the first thing that came to mind when you began reading this post. Maybe you need to scroll through your memories until you find one that creates a vivid picture in your mind.

Write a poem beginning with the words “Remember when…”. If you get stuck, write “Remember when…” again and go on with another memory. Extra credit for adding colors, smells, sounds, feelings.

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

Remember When? Playlist:

 

*Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 870 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. (This jaunt down memory lane was Cindy's idea.)  If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.