We’re getting down to the final days of this challenge, but don’t use that as an excuse to ease up on the gas pedal. Rather, put the pedal to the metal and rock these final few prompts!
For today’s prompt, write a local poem. By local, I’m thinking of something that happens or has happened in your neck of the woods, but you know, I’m never against poets bending and/or breaking my rules. So feel free to play with the concept of local however you wish.
Here’s my attempt at a Local Poem:
One has to ask if she took a wrong turn
in Albuquerque. If only she’d hopped
a train, she could have traded one city
for the other. The first mall, pizza rolls,
and pie a la mode, though the winters get
so cold. Did she feel trapped by the “I do”
she never said? Does she ever look back?
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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and a resident of Duluth, Georgia, which is home to the Runaway Bride from 2005 (click here to read the story). Ironically, Robert actually moved to Duluth upon marrying the poet Tammy Foster Brewer; he finds the downtown area charming and a bit of Dayton, Ohio, moved down with him afterward (as NCR changed their long-time HQ from Dayton to Duluth). Robert is the author of Solving the World’s Problems and a former track star. Nowadays, he’s chasing his kids around the house and wishing he still had the speed of his teen years. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
Check out a couple poetic posts here:
- Assembling and Submitting a Poetry Collection. My experience.
- Finding Success as a Poet. What constitutes poetic success?