For today’s prompt, write a tape poem. The poem could be about transparent tape, duct tape, video tape, or even tape worm. Anything that you can bend into a tape poem is fair game.
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Here’s my attempt at a Tape poem:
When I was young
I would record
of Human League,
and Young M.C.
I loved the way
one song would blend
into the next
and I’d try to
when I, older,
would create mix
tapes of Guided
by Voices, Stone
There was something
able to take
and make my own.
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 and Writer’s Market, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine.
He used to love making mix tapes–both for himself and for others.
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