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Last weekend, I surprised my wife with a trip to the beach. She was out of town at job fair, so once I situated our boys for the weekend with their grandmother, I snuck up to where she was working and snatched her away for a few days. Saturday morning we walked the beach for a couple miles and then came back along the oceanfront road, stopping in several of the shops.

One of the things that fascinated me, as we were walking back, was the bumper stickers on cars as well as those on power boxes and poles and really just about any surface imaginable. Some promoted local bands, some political view, some were hard to tell what they were for other than just art’s sake.

The thing is everyone had something to say.

Of course this got me to thinking about poetry, as many of us use poetry as our medium to share our views, beliefs or attitudes. And sometimes it is just for art’s sake with poetry as well.

With the introduction of bumpers on automobiles, it created another canvas. The precursor to actual bumper stickers were signs made of metal or wood hung from the bumper. It was not until the 1940s that what we think of as bumper sticks hit the market and became staple in our ability to express ourselves.

Today, I want us to write about bumper stickers.

Perhaps a sticker you have seen, or your own you would like to see, or the dangers of expressing the opinions we often find on them. Say what you need to say and have fun with this, I can see it going infinite directions.

So here’s how it works…

  • Write your poem
  • Post it on your blog
  • Click the Mr. Linky button below, and in the new window that opens up input your name and direct url of the poem.
  • Visit others who have taken the challenge.
  • Have fun..!