I make all the prompts for these challenges in advance of the actual month. It’s often hard enough to write a poem each day, so I don’t want to freeze up on creating prompts, too. However, I do often make a few adjustments as the challenge plays out. Such is the case with today’s prompt, which was inspired by the recent issues with the problems posting.
For today’s prompt, write a “more than 5 times” poem. Of course, I’ll let you decide what that means. Maybe you’ll write a poem about something the narrator does more times than preferrable; maybe you’ll write a deja vu poem; or maybe you’ll just write the same line and/or stanza more than 5 times. I just know that multiple poets recently said the “More than 5 times” subject line would make a great prompt, so I’m listening to the group. Have at it!
Here’s my attempt:
“More than 5 times”
More than clouds graying the day;
more than animals hunting prey;
more than holding girls’ hands;
more than making small demands;
more than getting things right;
more than talking all night;
more than kissing and telling;
more than my own misspellings;
more than saying, “I love you”;
more than suffering the flu;
more than shaking like the earth;
more than understanding birth;
more than the rising and the fall;
more than anything at all.
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