Prompt: Listen to the radio (or put a music player on shuffle) and write down a few of the lyrics from the first song that you hear. Use these lyrics to jump start ideas for a poem or story.
Source: writing.com. Into the Ocean by Blue October.
Response: Into the Ocean
I want to dive into the waves
under the rushing current
between the frequencies of whale sounds
and float there - between pain
I want to feel the detritus surround me
and hear the sirens song inside me
beneath the waves' crashing
and swim away - away from my nightmares
my empty contentment
I want to see the rain brush the water's surface
and watch sharks watch seals' silhouettes from below
where the sunlight refracts into nothing.
I want to go into the ocean
deep into the ocean.
Unfortunately for my half-formed escape,
I'm nowhere near the beach.
Notes: I cheated a little - I skipped two songs until I found one I could work with. Feel free to do the same.