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For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) News,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles include: “Good News,” “Bad News,” “Daily News,” and “Old News.”
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Here’s my attempt at a Blank News poem:
“No News Is Good News”
Whether it’s the weather or politics
or the kid down the street, no news
should be good news, right? Only
the news is usually happening
well before it is reported–so breaking
news (of the bad variety) doesn’t
really happen when it seems to
happen. Rather, it’s already happened,
and the news isn’t a good or bad
thing really but an opportunity to do
better or a chance to remember
that things continue to happen.
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 pays attention to the news, sure, but it rarely ever has a direct impact on his life–outside of having something (or someone) to talk about.
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