Everyone’s a poet. Even if they don’t know it!

28 Apr Everyone’s a poet. Even if they don’t know it!

ACreate a Story!pril is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, residents at living facilities in La Porte created their own free verse poems using the TimeSlips technique. They were shown this photo and asked open ended questions about it: What is happening in this picture? What is the dog’s name? Any and all responses were written down to create a poem.

The results were amazing! The poems are funny, creative, and imaginative. Building these poems together generated spontaneous conversation encouraging folks to share stories about their own life experiences and recall memories from their childhood. I hope you enjoy reading these poems as much as I enjoyed facilitating their creation.



Uh, oh! Mischievious by Miller Health Residents

Friends: Partners in Crime by GoldenLiving Center FountainView Terrace Residents

Sneaking: The Mystery of the Missing Cookies by GoldenLiving Center “I” Street Residents

Untitled by Settlers Place Residents