Oulipost #9: Headlines (Variation of Jean Queval’s “Cent Ons”)

ART IMITATING LIFE, WORD BY WORD
(Dogs and cats and a moneymaking machine)

FORBIDDEN FOODS
Spices are the mystery of life,
Saying thank you
one
bite
at
a
time.

Not another swig of that diet soda!
But why?

Secret Service stiffens drinking rules,
shakes up personnel:
Women see more benefits.

YOUR CHEATING BRAIN
Gadgets for a good night’s sleep
Brain’s filter
lets eyes see
what isn’t there.

Think
before
you take the leap
to speak.

A scientific solution ahead for conservative crowd?
Experts want paradigm shift on gauging risk

Not speaking of silliness …
No stars? Check. Still winning? Check.

(Procrastination wins the prize on ‘That’s Pathetic!’)

City Hall, back to you.

 

 

Sources:
All headlines from the Chicago Tribune, 9 April 2014, by authors:
Judy Peres, John Kass, Vikki Ortiz, Carol D. Leonnig, Peter R. Orszag, Eric Zorn, Motoko Rich, Karsten Strauss, Kirsten Weir, Dana Stevens, Charles Wallace, David Haugh, Paul Sullivan, Meeri Kim, Peggy Wolff, Russ Parsons

The prompt:
Compose a poem whose body is sourced from article headlines in your newspaper.
http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/blog/oulipost-9-headlines-variation-of-jean-quevals-cent-ons/

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