Scavenger Hunt


I first saw Cleave Poetry on Ben Alexander’s wonderful blog, so I did a little research. This style of poetry, created by Dr. Phvoc-Tan Diep, is three poems combined into one with two contrasting views. The reader must read the right side of the poem. Then the left side of the poem. Finally, they must read all the lines to catch the entire meaning. I decided to try this style of poetry for December. I think it might prove to be my biggest challenge—the second Cleave poem of the month I tittle Scavenger Hunt. I also use a form of list poem.

Scavenger Hunt

Visiting antique shops/ a scavenger hunt

List in hand on a quest to find/ some old and forgotten relic

Among the treasures and the trash/ discarded with the junk

A leggy lamb that never hops/ a cuckoo clock without a door in front

Barbies in all their splendor/ Superheroes on a bender  

Jewelry in a case for sell/Teddy bears with a musty smell

Old fashioned coffee mugs/ Mannequins with plastic hugs

Spoons in a Rack on the wall/a metal chicken six feet tall

Dream catchers to help you sleep/ A plastic Jesus to make you weep

A quilt display on the top floor/ Stuffed deer heads galore

Pack Man lunch boxes for school/ Ronald McDonald glasses and a stool

A toy train priced to go/ A plastic Tweety Bird in the window

Micky and Minnie hand in hand/ trash and treasures so in demand

The interesting typewriter we didn’t find/ my feet hurt and I’m in a funk

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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