Found Poetry Prompt: Spam

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Photo by natebeaty on Flickr
We were listening to Josh and Chuck talk about Spam (mp3) recently on the Stuff You Should Know podcast and were inspired to make it our source for this week’s found poetry prompt.

This week’s prompt is SPAM (food or electronic).


Dig into the spam folder of  your e-mail client and put those junk words to poetic use, or grab an article from SYSK’s post on e-mail spam or  Wikipedia’s entry on electronic spam.

Prefer the canned meat variety? Write poem from the words found on a SPAM package, or visit the product’s website for more fodder. SYSK and Wikipedia also have great posts on the food product that can be mined for new poems.

As always, be sure to share the poem with us in the comments section. We look forward to seeing your work!


  • August 7, 2011

    Carol A. Stephen


    If you could save
    the Ocean Isle goats
    would you divert thousands
    of fresh new customers
    daily to your website?
    Would you act now?
    What are you waiting for?
    It might be your last chance
    to post your ads
    where people read them,
    on outdoor living products.
    (Does this mean cows, pigs,horses?)

    You face two big deadlines
    to protect your revenue,
    to print online grocery
    coupons, all brands,
    to cut your food bills.
    You, your partner and that
    embarrassing elephant in the room
    yell Yippee! Bargain books!

    This is the end of the line,
    Alienwear. No Limit. No mercy.

    Carol A. Stephen

    • August 12, 2011

      Jess P

      I think you did a great job putting this together. I Love the end of the first stanza.

  • August 8, 2011

    vivienne blake


    A poetic blogger named Tilly
    has search engine terms just plain silly.
    When I look at mine
    I find them benign
    but write spam poem I must, willy nilly.

  • August 12, 2011

    Jess P

    I made four short ones:

    Personal Ad?
    Featured around the world.
    The only male proven in trials.
    The results took 6 months.
    Quick, secure, free.

    Want You Back.
    Wanted to tell you that we’re better.
    The new version will allow many games.
    Make sure you want only her.

    Enhance your play.
    Get the most out of today.
    Enjoy games.
    Experience play.

    Protect yourself from the upcoming risk.
    Bring down the whole world with you.
    If you can read and are willing,
    these jobs may be for you.
    Everybody is a winner!

    • August 15, 2011

      Carol A. Stephen

      Jess, these are cool, but I especially like the first one! Made me smile! C

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