It’s not too late to catch up, but for those who are already on day three: Great job! After today’s poem, you’ll be a whole 10% through the month. We’re going to poem this month out!
For today’s prompt, write a “the last time I was here” poem. Imagine you’re returning to a spot (physical, emotional, psychological, etc.): Is it a good thing? Bad thing? What did you leave behind (if anything)? What’s there to welcome you back (again, if anything)?
Here’s my attempt at a “the last time I was here” poem:
The sign, stars, and strip were smaller
than I imagined. I found James Stewart
and the Beatles, hid my money
from people in costumes, tour buses. Not
that it’s the worst place on earth, but
if you don’t feel lonely here, where will you?
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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and a published poet with three new poems in the latest issue of Otoliths, an online poetry publication out of Australia (click here to read the poems). He’s also the author of Solving the World’s Problems, which has a poem or three about lonely places not located in California. He’s married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of his five little poets (four boys and one princess). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
Find more poetic posts here:
- 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 2. Just in case you missed it yesterday.
- Nancy Posey: Poet Interview. Pick up some tips from a former November PAD Chapbook Challenge winner.
- 5 Tips for Organizing Poetry Chapbook Manuscripts. For a few more tips.