In case you haven’t seen it yet, I just wanted to share the first blog post review of my debut poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems. It touches on many of the things I was trying to do with my collection, so that was gratifying. Click here to read the review.
For this week’s prompt, write a fishy poem. I’ll let you decide how to take that. Perhaps, the poem is about a fishy situation or action; perhaps, the poem is about a fishy smell; or perhaps, the poem is about an actual fish, whether fresh or salt water.
Here’s my attempt at a fishy poem:
-as told by Will Brewer, age 4
Sharks aren’t real, but they are.
But they don’t swim where people swim.
People swim here, and sharks swim there
down where the little fishies swim.
I’ve seen 7-foot shrimp before.
They swim down by the sharks, and they
eat the sharks like this, and they swim like this.
They don’t protect little kids, but
they do like little kids.
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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor for the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and a father of five kids, including a 4-year-old boy named Will, who likes to talk about the food that he eats as he’s eating it. He’s also the author of Solving the World’s Problems and responsible for editing books like Writer’s Market, Poet’s Market, and Guide to Self-Publishing. When he’s not learning about the secret life of food from his children or creating books, he blogs about poetry. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
Find more poetic posts here:
- Thomas Lux: Poet Interview.
- 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Guidelines.
- 2013 April PAD Challenge: Results.