Another Wednesday, another poetry prompt. Yay! But before we get to the prompt, I just wanted to share that a few of my poems have been published in the most recent issue of Poets|Artists (along with a poem by my wife Tammy and Poetic Asides regular Laurie Kolp). Click here to check out the issue in PDF format for free. If you like; you have the option to buy a print copy too! Or get the interactive edition.
For today’s prompt, write a someday poem. By someday poem, I mean that you should write a poem about someday in the future. However, I’m always more than open to poets taking the prompt in any direction they wish.
Here’s my attempt at a someday poem:
After the shot, he stood up, brushed off some grass, and walked away unnoticed.
He went first to his house to kiss his mother goodnight.
She turned in her bed.
He took a last look around his room, then left.
The rain washed the blood from his hoodie.
He thought briefly about the things he would never accomplish.
He thought harder about what he’d already done, the things he couldn’t take back.
It’s important to note he felt no anger.
Then, he walked toward the light.
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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He did not win the Mega Millions jackpot last night. Robert is married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets. When he’s not reading or writing, Robert enjoys getting outside and doing stuff, whether it’s just going for a walk or playing football. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
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- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 245.