For today’s prompt, take the phrase “I’ll Never (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the new poem. Possible titles include: “I’ll Never Write an Excuse Poem,” “I’ll Never Go to Disney World,” “I’ll Never Tell a Lie,” or “I’ll Never Understand People Who Like Rush.”
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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, though only if you enter.
Here’s my attempt at an I’ll Never Blank poem:
“I’ll Never Remember”
the combination to the lock on my high school locker
but I still know my first phone number from kindergarten
and maybe many of the kisses I’ve had over the years
though nice on their own have blended into one long
French kiss ether but that first time I kissed my wife
in the parking lot our hands holding our unbuckled
seat belts as planes arrived and departed from Dayton’s
International airport is something that will always stick
or if I reach a point at which it does not then may I
lose touch completely with the ground and reality
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 remembers the moment like it was yesterday, the moment his life twisted down a new and wonderful path.
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