Today is a Tuesday–so “2 for Tuesday” prompt time. Here they are:
- Write a timely poem.
- Write a timeless poem.
Write the Poem That Wins $1,000!
Writer’s Digest has extended the deadline to their Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards competition to November 21. As you may have guessed from the bold statement above, the winner will receive $1,000 cash!
The winning poem will also be published in a future issue of Writer’s Digest magazine. And the winning poet will receive a copy of the 2015 Poet’s Market.
Even poets who don’t win can win, because there are prizes for 2nd through 25th place as well.
Here’s my attempt at a Timely and/or Timeless poem:
Feels like I’ve been here before,
written here before, seen you
before, and it’s awkward being
here again, writing here again,
seeing you again, and not knowing
if I’ve been here before, written
here before, seen you before,
and well, you know, or you don’t.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He edits Poet’s Market, Writer’s Market, and Guide to Self-Publishing, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine.
He has no idea what he’s going to write each day, but he writes anyway, because that’s how he rolls.
Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.