Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SOLSC: My Roller Coaster of a Weekend - 15/31

The Slice of Life Story Challenge 
is hosted by the Two Writing Teachers.

Six-Word Memoirs of a Weekend

An emotionally exhausting roller coaster ride.
An unexpected funeral. A planned wedding. 
Celebration of life. Celebration of love.
Death so young.  Love so strong.
Asking but why? Knowing what's true.
Life eternal and their love everlasting.
Time to accept. Time to hope.
Say goodbye and say hello. Forever.


  1. So few words but such powerful feelings. I really like how you were able to get joy and sadness conveyed in each line. Nice!

  2. I like how you were able to make connections, using few words, between two very different events.

  3. I'm just finishing a unit in non-fiction writing & we included memoir in that. I will show your six-word piece to the students. It would be fun to conclude with a real conservation of words. Nice that you connected both life events, & wrote with them compared.

  4. I love the way you connected the six-word lines together into one poem. Very effective.

  5. Your poem swings my emotions one way and then the other. Dynamic. I strive to use fewer words, and you captured it so beautifully. :)MaryHelen

  6. How clever to combine a series of 6 word memoirs to tell the entire story. Wow. My fingers are itching to try this.
    Thanks for sharing,

  7. So sorry for your loss. Hope the celebration of love helps balance the loss. Beautiful poem and another form of memoir to add to this special text type.


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