How are we already just one day away from the big 2-0 for the month? Where does the time go? Hope everyone’s having as productive a month as I am.
For today’s prompt, take on one (or both) of the following prompts:
- Write a cool poem. Or…
- Write a uncool poem.
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Here’s my attempt at a Cool and/or Uncool Poem:
i’ve found the best way to keep my cool
is to not worry about being cool. after all,
if i’m some fool trying to be cool and lose
that cool, it stands to reason that my new
season will be a bit hotter under the collar
& summer can be a bummer when you let
it. so i play it cool by not worrying about
whether i look cool; i just am cool…
like an ice cold swimming pool.
Robert Lee Brewer never was part of the “cool” group, because he’s always marched to his own drummer. That said, he’s always had a lot of friends because he keeps his cool and knows how to laugh at himself and the situations he gets into, whether he’s in the wrong or not. Really, there’s no better way to take the curve balls life throws at a person.
Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he gets to do a million things to help writers find more success with their writing (including this blog). He’s also the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53).
Connect with him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
Find more poetic posts here:
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 347.
- Michael Dylan Welch: Poet Interview.
- The Many Faces of Persona Poems.