It’s a Tuesday, which means we’ve got two prompts today:
- Write a sweet poem.
- Write a sour poem.
Running out of Time for a Chance at $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 Sweet and/or Sour poem:
I love to eat Thai food,
because it tastes so good.
I love the sweet and sour
chicken with the sauce poured
over veggies and rice.
Mmmm. Thai for lunch sounds nice.
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 really does love eating sweet and sour chicken at Thai restaurants. He also favors writing rhyming poems when he’s not sure what to write. The rhymes get his brain turning, especially on cold November mornings.
Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.