January 14, 2011
This week’s Big Tent Poetry prompt was to use alliteration to write a list of words, then choose one as the basis of your poem. I chose “F” words, because my home town of Brisbane was about to Flood, and when I saw footage of what happened just west of us in Toowoomba, I said another choice F word :)
The poem itself then grew around the “sssshhhh” sound I could hear as the rain started.
I wrote another poem on the floods for the POW prompt, which you can read here, you can view my photos of damage to my local area before and after the peak here and most importantly, donate to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Fund here. I live on a hill so we were okay, but people at the bottom of the hill weren’t so lucky.