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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 138

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For this week’s prompt, write a poem about how things change. The world is always changing in small and large ways. Businesses start up and go out of business or move locations. There are baby announcements and obituaries. There are floods, droughts, etc. And, of course, even this blog changes with a new prompt every week.

Here’s my attempt:


It sounds a bit crazy, I know,
but right there was a restaurant
stretched completely over the road.
It sounds a bit crazy, I know,
but I once worked over that road
as a busboy at that old haunt.
It sounds a bit crazy, I know,
but right there was a restaurant.


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One Response to Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 138

  1. Juanita Lewison-Snyder says:

    Swan Song
    by Juanita Lewison-Snyder

    Gandhi once said,
    “be the change you wish to see in this world,”
    so I stripped away all my clothes
    prized possessions, old habits
    got down on all fours and simply
    laid upon the soil to carbonize
    deep into the womb of earth,
    turning diamonds into underground glaciers
    fire opal into lush Amazon forests
    fossil fuel into fresh water aquifers,
    for if I could only leave you a parting gift
    this would be my swan song.

    © 2011 by Juanita Lewison-Snyder

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