This is the final Wednesday Poetry Prompt before the 2014 April PAD Challenge. By the way, have you seen the big (breaking) news about the April challenge? We’re going to have a guest judge for each day of the challenge! Click here to read about it.
For today’s prompt, write an excited poem. Of course, I’m a bit excited about the upcoming challenge–in a good way. But excited can manifest itself in plenty of other ways as well, including feeling sick, scared, or upset. One of my favorite “excitable” characters is Barney Fife from the Andy Griffith Show.
Here’s my attempt at an Excited Poem:
like lovers in a park
who have never made love
i can get overexcited
about what may happen
but hasn’t happened yet
often i feel expectation
is a thin shield of leaves
covering a deep pit
without a clean way to escape
Workshop your poetry!
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems. A previous Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere, he’s excited about the upcoming April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge.
Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
Find more poetic posts here:
- 2014 April PAD Challenge: Guest Judges.
- Linda Simoni-Wastila: Poet Interview.
- WD Poetic Form Challenge: Triversen.