Flash Poem by Maddie G: The Physics of Motivation

Posted by Maddie on November 4, 2011 at 1:40 AM

The Physics of Motivation (Inspired by physics classes on friction and acceleration) Written in 3 minutes.

Tires create treds

Like she leaves a mark

On her path.

The added acceleration--

When no car is in sight: no cones, no traffic

Like the clench of a fist--

The tug of rope in war...

Just the grip of the tire to the ground.

Moving forward Pressing down Pushing back

Flash poetry is the best when you want to write a poem but you are tired enough that the idea of writing a long poem is unattainable. The best strategy (my personal strategy) is to write a poem at 2 am or later--the later the better-- and get images, themes, ideas, words all out onto a Flash poem. (notice that it is 1:40 am right now) Tomorrow morning, first thing when you wake up, revise, revise, revise. Add more if desired, cut words if necessary, and voila! You've got yourself a raw poem inspired by a flash poem. I find that I don't have much time to spare now that I'm in the midst of the college process. Here is how my poems still remain genuine, yet require less time. I encourage you to write a flash poem yourself, and use your seeds of spontaneous ideas and craft it into a masterpiece.

Let me know how this works for you! Comment below or email me at Looking foward to reading your flash poetry!


Categories: Poetry, Flash Poetry, Maddie

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