The Best of The Product Poet – Week of March 1st
Thank you for being a fan and reading my posts. Here is a listing of The Best of The Product Poet for the week of March 1st, 2015, along with a summary of each of the posts:
7 Fun Facts about Spring Break…
The Art of Unfriending on Facebook
When it comes to social media, some might say that in real life I am anti-social. My non-poetic, non-anonymous self has a total of 31 friends on Facebook and 14 followers on Twitter, as compared to approximately 10,000 “Likes” on my Facebook author page and over 150,000 followers on Twitter.
Since I am rather social on social media as my fictitious character…
Skimlinks helps Bloggers Make Money
I recently started using a free automated affiliate marketing service to monetize my website. The service is through industry leaders Skimlinks, who have been the top innovators in the affiliate marketing space since 2008. The UK-based company recognized that manual affiliate marketing is complicated and often too time consuming for most people to actually make any money from. With this, and the publishers’ best…
The Ultimate Kids Helmet Accessory: Pogginz
I’m not sure about you, but getting my youngest lad to use any type of helmet is often times a challenge. There have been many times where I’ve seen him race down our street, without a helmet on, only for him to hear my screams at the top of my lungs to get back into the house. When I would ask him why he…
Celebrate National Cereal Day March 7th
One of my favorite days of the year is just around the corner. No it’s not my birthday. No it’s not the 4th of July. It’s of course National Cereal Day on March 7th. However this year I will be en-route to Mexico, but before I head to the airport I will sit down with a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios and enjoy a delicious…
My Struggles with Being Fat and FAI
I have a confession to make: I’m fat. Although I am six feet two inches tall and 220 pounds, I am considered overweight according to my Body Mass Index. My increased body weight began in 2009, when I was diagnosed with FAI or Femoroacetabular Impingement. FAI is a condition of the hip where the femoral shaft (leg bone) is flattened on one side, not…
All around me is the bustle of life
yet I imagine myself on a beach
my toes placed within the cold sand
a restless dream within an hourglass.
The sunshine warms my soul from head to toe
a poignant reminder that all things die,
as the hush of the wind is deafening
the kind of serenity I’m seeking.
I open my eyes to a…
Unlocking the Mystery of Trunk Club
In the 1999 movie Fight Club, starring Ed Norton and Brad Pitt, after an unfortunate event, two men leading a somewhat boring life, decide to create an underground fight club to break up the monotony of their daily lives. In doing so, eight rules of the club were established with rules one and two being the same: You do not talk about Fight Club….
With Fusion ProGlide, I’m Smiling Wide
The other day when I arrived home after a long day in the office, I was greeted by my new BzzKit with a Gillette Fusion ProGuide razor with FlexBall Technology and my Gillette Fusion ProGilde 2-in-1 Gel + Skin Care in the Ocean Breeze scent. Nearly all of my shaving life, when not using an electric razor, I have used Gillette products. For me, shaving…
I spy, with my eye, there is WiFi.
She is free on the land, so WiFly?
There’s no love connection, so WiTry?
Complain I never do, so WiCry?
12 dollars for what, so WiBuy?
They gotcha by CAPTCHA, so WiLie?
Surveillance in the air, so WiSpy?
My plane is landing, so now WiBye.
Contributor’s note: The above poem is considered to be a Nashers…
The Nashers – A Poetry Prompt
Today’s The Product Poet’s Poetry Prompt is to write Nashers, which is is a light-verse poem, invented by one of my favorite poets, Ogden Nash.
Many of Nash’s poems were also considered to be wrenched poems, in which the poet forced words to somehow fit into other rhyming schemes.
For example, here is a couplet from Nash’s Kindly Unhitch that Star, Buddy:
The alarm bells do ring, face struck with precision
Not every hour, an escape route to plan
With each passing second, difficult decisions
For me the bell does toll, the horizon I scan.
To leave or not to leave, frightful anxiety
Afraid of my shadow, backwards I am peering
My weak heart does now heave, always expecting the worse
I head to the gallows…
An Alexandrine Poetry Prompt
The Product Poet’s poetry prompt for today is to write an Alexandrine poem about an emotion.
An Alexandrine poem has lines consisting of twelve syllables, but after the sixth syllable is a caesura (or pause). According to John Drury, the Alexandrine is the most important kind of line in French poetry.
Get a little crazy and write lines in iambic hexameter or six…
I am sitting in 1C, waiting for the thrust of the Rolls Royce engines to propel me forward. I firmly clutch the faded gray, faux leather armrest with my left hand, revealing blue veins through now white clenched fingers. As the whir of the engines begins to purr, the miniature Dasani water bottle bounces around happily as the underbelly of the jumbo jet licks…