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For today’s prompt, write a triangle poem. As a shape, the triangle is interesting with its three sides and three corners (that add up to 180 degrees). As an instrument, the triangle is every bit as cool as a cowbell or tambourine. But there are also love triangles, triangulated coordinates, and other triangle stuff. It’s time to triangulate poetry.
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Here’s my attempt at a Triangle Poem:
“back when mtv played music videos”
i would spend hours in front of the television
watching video after video so that i now
live my life feeling like i’m in a music video
which is kind of cool but sometimes doesn’t
match up to reality for instance one of my
favorite music videos ever was phil collins’
“against all odds” which made the movie
of the same name seem like the coolest
movie ever which i hate to spoil it but no
the movie put me to sleep but the power
of music videos is how the drama of
a love triangle can be built and a movie
compressed into three minutes of action
& phil collins’ voice climaxing into
the final few notes that made everything
at least feel like it might be possible
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 grew up on MTV and the power of love. “Against All Odds” was one of his favorite music videos, but he can’t come close to saying which was his favorite, and he misses the golden days of being able to watch music on television.
Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
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