The prompt from NaPoWriMo.net was: an index poem.
The idea is to make a poem using words found in either a real or imaginary book index.
I took a very small section of the index in Life Style by Dr Peter Marsh, an interesting book that I picked up in a library sale.
I’m not sure if the following can be classified as a poem though – I suspect it’s just a piece of prose chopped into short lines.
Alternative strategies for dealing with vulnerable kids
accidents involving adolescents
are more common
in urban areas
than in the countryside.
of mishaps occurring at school and home
are the same everywhere,
teens hurt while involved in crime,
(in streets and shopping malls)
and random acts of aggression,
are more likely to live in cities.
to move accident-prone children
to safer places, such as farms,
has been opposed
concerned at the effect this might have
on the local agriculture
and other environmental issues.
is that secure compounds
should be built in cities
to protect at-risk adolescents,
and those already in the country
should be closely monitored
by animal behaviour therapists.
We await your decision with interest.