I’m on vacation this week, which means I’ve been trying to stay as far away from the computer as I can most of the time. Mostly, I’ve just been messing around in the garage, the yard, the basement, and trying to design a haunted house for the kids. Fun stuff!
For this week’s prompt, write a messing around poem. There are a number of ways to take the phrase “messing around,” and I expect y’all will explore that territory well. For me, I’m going to write my poem and get back to messing around. Happy poeming!
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Here’s my attempt at a Messing Around Poem:
It started with cleaning the garage and fixing a chair
that might look nice in the office. Before long, I found
some old folding doors and poles. I made a were-
wolf, inspired by a plastic chair and TV tray. The sound
of little ohs and ahs filled my ears like it was Halloween,
so I started to design a maze and find the big box of
costumes and decorations. With the garage clean,
I could see clearly a future of trick or treat love.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He edits Poet’s Market, Writer’s Market, and Guide to Self-Publishing, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine.
He has been designing a haunted house in his garage for Halloween and is still overwhelmed and excited that he even has a house that allows him to do such fun stuff. When he’s not messing around in the garage, he’s usually messing around with a pen and paper.
Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
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