Monthly Challenge: Creating Poetry From My Playlists


Looking for inspiration to create poetry – look no further than your iPod!


I thought I’d have a bit of fun with this month’s challenge as it’s the holidays.

I got the idea for the playlist shuffle game from Kristian. If you’ve not played before you basically put an iPod playlist on shuffle and write down the first line of the first ten songs that play to create a poem.

This is my gym playlist so it’s pretty heavy and a little risquรฉ! But it’s actually not a bad poem…

She’s a steel thrill suicide

Am I going insane?

I’ve been thinkin’ ’bout, thinkin’ ’bout sex

Give me the flammable light

Naked pictures on my telephone

Hey, how long have you been crawling with the sick and appaling?

No ones laughing now

My life is perfect, so you believe

Each day is a war

I did my time and I want out



Cyanide Sweet Tooth Suicide – Shinedown

Your Betrayal – Bullet For My Valentione

Anything Goes – Guns ‘n Rosesย 

Something From Nothing – Foo Fighters

Gonna Get Mine – Halestorm

You Have Come to the Right Place – Sixx:A.M

Gone Sovereign – Stone Sour

Dot Your Eyes – Five Finger Death Punch

Chaos – Like a Storm

Psychosocial – Slipknotย 

Have you ever done anything like this to create poetry? I’d love to know below.

Check back next week and I’ll have another one for you.

Nicky xo


11 thoughts on “Monthly Challenge: Creating Poetry From My Playlists

  1. Rockin’ idea! My turn. See if you can guess the songs:

    Title: My Song For Nicky

    Love, look at the two of us
    Sitting in the morning sun
    I always stood behind you, always close
    Don’t you know I can see what you’re doing?
    Living my life in a slow hell
    Esta noche contigo la paser le
    You, you’re still the whisper on my lips
    There’s the cool kids
    How gentle is the rain that falls softly on the meadow?
    There are some people in the world who say that writing stories or composing music or dancing sparkly dances is easy for them.



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