Today’s prompt comes from Beth Cato.
Here’s Beth’s prompt: Take the phrase “The Truth About (blank),” replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem.
Robert’s attempt at a The Truth About Blank Poem:
“The Truth About Poetry”
There ain’t no right way or wrong way. Self-taught
or MFA. Free verse or sonnet. Slamming an open mic
is just as good as writing about flowers in a leather-bound
journal that nothing and nobody will ever see, save your socks.
The truth is that it’s all a searching, a way to communicate, whether
with a wider audience or that voice that never turns off in our heads when
we wish it would. Whether it’s therapy or testimony, entertainment or expression,
poetry is whatever it needs to be whenever it needs to be for whoever happens to need it.
Thank you, Beth, for the fine prompt. Click here to learn more about Beth Cato.
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