Writing prompt of the day: Write a Bop poem.

Writing prompt of the day: Write a Bop poem.

Invented by the poet Alfaa Michael Weaver, the Bop consists of three stanzas and a repeated refrain after each stanza. The first stanza introduces a problem in six lines, the second explores the problem in eight lines, and the third presents a successful or failed attempt to solve the problem in six lines.

Your writing challenge today is to write your own bop.

My own attempt to complete the challenge is based on discussions I’ve had with a few parents about awkward conversations with their kids.

Here is my Bop poem:

Over my head

Hurry honey, baby’s kicking.

I can feel it! I can feel it!

He is growing so—

Mom, what does sex mean?

Where did you hear that word?

A kid at school said it makes babies.

I’m in way over my head.

People have sex to create a baby.

Does it always create a baby?

Well, no. A mommy and daddy have sex when—

Is it always a mommy and daddy?

So two people who love each other very much—

Do they have to love each other?

I guess not. Two people have sex when—

Can one person have a baby alone?

I’m in way over my head.

Sex means that a male inserts his reproductive

organ into a female’s vaginal canal and

fertilizes an egg in her uterus with

his sperm during orgasm which

results in a baby.

Make sense?

I’m in way over my head.

Okay, it’s your turn. To free the writer today, share your poem in the comments below.

Have fun,

Rachel

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