I try to plan out prompts ahead of time, because it’s hard enough to think of a poem on the spot. When I looked at today’s prompt, I had to laugh, because it’s something I won’t be doing today–since I’ve been summoned for jury duty.
For today’s prompt, write a work poem. It can be about an occupation, working up a sweat, trying to avoid work, or however you wish to take it. Work is a loaded word, so I’m expecting a great variety of angles on this prompt.
Here’s my quick attempt at a work poem (after all, I’ve got to get to the court house):
Some people love only to work
while others prefer to just twerk,
still other folks find they can work
and pay all their bills as they twerk.
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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and has never attempted to twerk, though he has nothing against those who do (to each, his or her own). He’s the author of Solving the World’s Problems and the husband of Tammy Foster Brewer, without whom the book and this blog might not exist. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer (he might even tweet about his jury duty later today).
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