Happy Administrative Assistant Day! If you’re an administrative assistant, perhaps you’ll get a chuckle out of today’s prompt. If not, I hope you still get something out of it too.
For today’s prompt, write a take off poem. Take off work for you admin assistants out there (and any other workers). Take off a runway–for those of you who like to fly. Take off from a dangerous or weird situation–or maybe even a comfortable one. Or maybe you have a completely different take off of a “take off” poem. Go on and take off on your poetic paths.
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Here’s my attempt at a Take Off Poem:
take off in the morning
take off in the evening
take off whenever you like
but don’t you take off
with my bmx bike
Robert Lee Brewer used to get everywhere important on his BMX bike…back in the days when children did not wear protective helmets. It was a dangerous time when kids all roamed the suburbs in search of trouble to get into. Sometimes they found it; sometimes it found them; but always kids were flying to and fro on their bikes.
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).
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Find more poetic posts here:
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 347.
- Michael Dylan Welch: Poet Interview.
- The Many Faces of Persona Poems.