Each of us has probably heard someone say "Everybody knows......" Everybody knows he's guilty, everybody knows he's innocent, everybody knows he's older than he says, everybody knows she's going to win, everybody knows women are ____ than men, everybody knows the world is going to come to an end, everybody knows....... You name it. Everybody knows.
I really like the Canadian singer / songwriter / poet Leonard Cohen. He wrote a song called "Everybody Knows." You can see him singing it here courtesy of YouTube:
If you want to skip You Tube and just read the words (though I think you are missing something great as his voice is so distinctive), here is the link to the lyrics:
What I would like you to do this week is to write an "Everybody Knows......" poem. Or it's opposite, a "Nobody Knows....." poem. Or, if you don't like those ideas, how about a "Does Anybody Know.." poem? You can write in your own voice, someone else's voice. You can write realistically, sarcastically, tongue-in-cheek, etc.
Link your poem below, using Mr. Linky. And don't forget to mention Poetry Jam in your linked post. Visit others who participate, as that is part of the experience. And if someone visits your blog, visit theirs as well. Reciprocity is cool! And don't forget to leave a comment after you link.
Mary who blogs at In the Corner of My Eye