For this week’s prompt, take the phrase “Blame (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include “Blame it on the Rain,” “Blame Yourself,” “Blame the Bad Guys,” and so on.
Simple as that. Or is it? I don’t want anyone blaming the prompt for being mean to each other in the comments. Agree to disagree if you must, but please be respectful of each other. I know everyone can do it!
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Here’s my attempt at a Blame Blank poem:
the wind might’ve carried it
to the river that pushed it
miles downstream & maybe it
was all dumb luck then that it
ended up with her & it
led her to call about it
but he can only blame it
on himself that he claimed it
was wrong (when he did mean it)
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and the author of Solving the World’s Problems. His collection has recently been named an Editor’s Pick by Crab Creek Review, and he has a new poem in the latest issue of Dressing Room Poetry Journal (click here to read).
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