My Giant Straw – A Poem

The Saturday poetry prompt over at dVerse Poets Pub is to write about pop culture, to create a poetry version of pop art. I immediately thought of a pop art sculpture my son made two summers ago. The bendy straw and plastic cup are definitely part of our pop culture, the staple of fast food restaurants. So I wrote a poem about his sculpture and included a picture.

My Giant Straw

A giant straw
meticulously crafted
of paper-wrapped straws
adorns my living room

Why? Because
the paper-wrapped straws
were there
crying out to be used

But a giant straw
can’t stand alone

A giant cup
swiftly crafted
of plastic cups
adorns my living room

Why? Because
a giant straw
all alone
has no purpose

Do you think
Giant Burger might
want to buy it?

Giant Straw and Cup - They're bigger than the dog!



I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


27 Responses

  1. I enjoyed the art piece from your son. Very nice interpretation of the prompt.. both picture and words.

    Have a happy day to you and to your family ~

    • Well technically they aren’t in my living room any more (which my son pointed out when I read him the poem), but they were for about a year and a half. 😉 Now they are in the spare bedroom. But the dog has the run of the house. Peace, Linda

    • Lori, Thanks – there’s a lot of cool art around my house thanks to him, and suspect there will be more in the future. He’s working on a pencil and charcoal portrait of his dad in Art class right now. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  2. of course there needs to be a large straw…which needs a large cup…and a large burger would just make the scene…ha…kinda like if you give a mouse a cookie…smiles.

    • Brian, My son did contemplate make a giant hamburger box, but getting enough hamburger boxes to make it with was not as easy as the cups and straws. Maybe someday. (Love if you give a mouse a cookie!) Peace, Linda

    • Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. Your hankering for a giant burger made me laugh! It helped to have a good subject, and the funny thing is my son (14 at the time) actually asked if I thought the Giant Burger near us would want to buy it. We haven’t asked. Peace, Linda

  3. Wonderful poem to go with a great piece of pop art. Blessings to your son. Who knows, he might be the next Andy Warhol.

    • He just might be. You should see the blue-faced painting of Shigura Miyamoto that I have on my living room wall – Maybe I’ll post it some time. Peace, Linda

    • Thanks. It’s kind of fun having such a visually creative son. There’s a lot of his artwork in the house. 🙂 The dog is pretty awesome to have around, too. Such a loveable little guy. Peace, Linda

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