I don’t know if my birthday has ever fallen on a Wednesday Poetry Prompt previously, but it has this year. It’s kind of nice to write a poem first thing on your birthday.
For this week’s prompt, write a poem about something unexpected. Birthdays are usually expected affairs, but what happens on them could be anyone’s guess. Plus, something unexpected could be a good thing or a bad thing or a thing that seems bad at first but is ultimately good or a thing that seems good at first but is ultimately bad or, well, you get the idea. Have fun poeming as I turn 34!
Here’s my attempt:
“Behind the other door”
There is always something hiding
that we’ll never know for sure was
better or worse. Maybe tickets
to a play or ride in a Hearse,
so don’t curse if the day doesn’t
go according to your plans. Be
glad you’re vertical and able
to say you had a good or bad
or even mediocre day.
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