Today’s prompt is inspired by a speech given 50 years ago today delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Click here to view the speech.)
For today’s prompt, write a vision poem. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. I’m sure most poets have a vision of how to make the world a better place. Write that poem today. Can be serious or not so much.
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Here’s my attempt at a vision poem:
“Freedom Isn’t Free”
Or so the bumper sticker reads,
but I wonder how that can be;
freedom’s the state of being free,
a fee would undercut the freed.
It can’t be free if there’s a price,
but maybe freedom is a choice.
Let freedom ring and lift your voice,
if freedom’s not free, just be nice.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and a nice guy. He edits books, writes a column for Writer’s Digest magazine, creates blog posts, edits a free weekly newsletter, and other fun stuff. He curates the Insta-poetry series for Virginia Quarterly Review. Voted Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere in 2010, Brewer’s debut full-length poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems, was recently released by Press 53 (click to learn more). He’s married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets (four boys and one princess). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
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