U turn : BOP poem

Hello there, myjoopress lovelies. So today, it’s my attempt to Bop poem which I had got to know from Brad sir, I hope you like it. First let me me tell you what this is as I just telling what Brad Osborne sir told in her blog, you can also check his collection in whittled words:


A recent invention, the Bop form was created by Afaa Michael Weaver during a summer retreat of the African American poetry organization, Cave Canem. Not unlike the Shakespearean sonnet in trajectory, the Bop is a form of poetic argument consisting of three stanzas, each stanza followed by a repeated line, or refrain, and each undertaking a different purpose in the overall argument of the poem.

Here are the basic rules:

  • 3 stanzas
  • Each stanza is followed by a refrain
  • First stanza is 6 lines long and presents a problem
  • Second stanza is 8 lines long and explores or expands the problem
  • Third stanza is 6 lines long and either presents a solution or documents the failed attempt to resolve the problem

This is where poetry form blurs with prose as, with the absence of rhyme scheme, meter, or delineation of line length, it may appear very open. But lthe requirement and challenge of writing sequentially, with an expectation to meet with either abatement or acceptance of a story line, defines this as a form.


Now about my attempt:


Some people always travel in hurry of lives.

They got to always go for long drives.

This day was just one of them, but

They made a U turn for package forgot

Of course, it wasn’t that much interesting except one thing,

They removed the blocks on highway and made turn.

That day wasn’t special , just another.

Everyone went ignoring it all day long.

Of course who would care for little that even won’t pay at all.

But sometimes, I guess it causes deaths on roads.

And paid actually with lives of a mother and scion.

Nineth birthday of the child, unknown what is death.

The soul of her mother got out for revenge

She cognized U turners, the guilty of their deaths.

That’s why she started, striking lives innocents.

That day wasn’t special , just another.

However story turns by an innocent indeed.

She tried her best to find what caused all these.

Turned out the husband, had made mistake for gift in morning.

And cause his darks revealed in last escape.

That day wasn’t special , just another.

-Rishabh kumar

Hey there, I had seen a south Indian movie today, named “U Turn“, that goes with a message that we all should take care of traffic rules, it’s a simple incidence presented so well. I won’t tell you complete story, yet if you want to know more, you can go with this link.

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The child and her mother get killed in the accident cause a person didn’t settled the dividers back at their place… there is love angle, and also thrillers with some horror scenes and in the end unexpected cause comes into glimpse that turns it into so sad.


I hope you like it, thanks for reading. Do not fail to come up with your views.


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    1. I am so glad sir that you liked it that much, and seeing that it was well fit in that prompt, I am a lot happy, I am trying new things to write… and these prompts and the forms are really a good help to me. Keep showering your kindness Sir, thanks for appreciating. 🙏💐

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  1. Good morning Rishabh ✨
    I too have watched U turn. It’s really nice.
    Now coming to your poetry.
    I really liked your attempt, in the Bop poem. It’s appreciating, it’s damn beautiful.
    The way you have tried telling the movie strory via poem, is really good Rishabh. I really liked it. 😍 You are growing and it’s visible in your work.

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    1. Thanks Anushka, it turned out I couldn’t tell all emotions but I liked the message from that.. acha lga, found that you really are a great reader of books. and I am like writing just the experiences. 😅


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