This is the first of three drafts I will be writing in response to Read Write Poem’s latest mini-challenge. We are asked to write centos, poems that are created from the rearrangement of the lines of another poet. I decided to do something a little different -instead of a traditional poet, I will be using Beatles lyrics for my centos. Here is the first installment. Let me know what you think!
The Fool On the Hill Stalks Lovely Rita
Day after day, alone, then–
here, there and everywhere.
If I fell in love within you
and without you, would you
love me do? Please, please me.
I want to hold your hand.
Give us a wink. We can work it out.
Better run for your life, little girl,
‘cause you won’t see me
on the long and winding road.
Where would I be without you?
Happiness is a warm gun, and we’ll
come together in the end.
A ticket to ride, money, chains –
something…the night before…yesterday?
Wait-oh, yes, wait a minute.
I don’t like you, but I love you.
No one’s really watching us.
Here comes the sun. Act naturally.