This week here at Poetry Jam I would like you to think about things or situations that you say YES or NO to. Or you can write to both YES and NO.
Or write about a time when you said NO when you wished you had said YES.
Or a time when you said YES when you should have said NO.
Or a time when someone said NO to you. Or YES.
Or you can mix it up and write a YES and NO poem.
But no MAYBE allowed this week.
Here are a few quotations just for fun and perhaps inspiration:
"The oldest, shortest words - "yes" and "no" - are those which require the most thought." -- Pythagoras
"Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best." --- John Maxwell
"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." -- Mahatma Gandhi
" I only have 'yes' men around me. Who needs 'no' men? " -- Mae West
" While I was doing stand-up, I thought I knew for sure that success meant getting everyone to like me. So I became whoever I thought people wanted me to be. I'd say yes when I wanted to say no, and I even wore a few dresses. " -- Ellen DeGeneres
"The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes." -- Tony Blair
Once you write your poem, link it below. Then visit the poems of others who link to see what others said 'yes' or 'no' to! I will be anxious to see what you come up with.