Having already written found poems, book-spine poetry, and hybrids comprising titles of songs, musical albums, and books, I looked to state slogans for a challenge, using only the words in the slogans. Try your own hand with the prompt. You might surprise yourself with the result.
Come see for yourself
where the rivers run,
land of enchantment
full of surprises,
Find yourself here
beyond your dreams.**
So much to discover
within your reach.**
Make it yours
like no place on earth.
Share the wonder.
Stay just a little bit longer.
We love dreamers,
smiling faces, beautiful places.
The stage is set for you:
mile after magnificent mile
stars fall on Alabama.***
A better place to be
feels like coming home.
* The title is Oklahoma's slogan.
** I broke the slogan "Beyond Your Dreams, Within Your Reach" into two lines.
*** I took liberty here, changing "fell" to "fall".
States Represented Line by Line, in Order of Slogan
Stanza 1: New Jersey, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Connecticut, Iowa
Stanza 2: California, Alaska, Ohio, Alaska
Stanza 3: Massachusetts, Wyoming, Alabama
Stanza 4: Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Oregon, South Carolina
Stanza 5: Tennessee, Illinois, Alabama, North Carolina, Mississippi