The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

The Daily Prompt – Yo Banana Boy


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.


The Prompt:  A Day in Palindromia

In celebration of this week, either list your favorite palindromes or create a new one or two of your own.

About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

One comment on “The Daily Prompt – Yo Banana Boy

  1. Carole Chase
    April 16, 2014

    Never Odd Or Even

    When I was in high school and most of the day was spent jockeying for position in the ranks of popularity, I often likened the students that passed me in the halls, classmates, I guess, as odds or evens. The odds of course were the freaks and geeks, the outcasts, the untouchables… Drama nerds, goth chicks, wannabe Kurt Cobains, and the “creepy for Christ” group that used to congregate by the flagpole, reading scripture.

    Evens were the straight arrows, the quarterbacks, the cheerleaders, the prom queens. Perfect SAT scores, even more perfect teeth.

    Where do you fit when you aren’t an odd or an even? When you’re hiking up your cheerleading skirt to fool around with the wannabe Kurt Cobain in the baseball dugout during lunch, while the Jesus kids sing in the background, softly but fervently?

    I have embodied the middle world between odd and even my whole life… Never odd or even… And it didn’t occur to me until today that it’s even a palindrome. But it’s kind of perfect. The same collection of letters, forward or backward, never changing, no matter how hard you look at it. When you’re never odd or even, are you really even a number? Does who you are count? If there’s an answer, I don’t know it.

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