For today’s prompt, write a foundation poem. This could be a poem that reinforces a solid foundation of morals and high ideals. Or it could be about a foundation in the organizational sense (Arthritis Foundation, CDC Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). Or heck, write a poem about pouring a concrete foundation.
Write a poem for a chance at $1,000!
Writer’s Digest is offering a contest strictly for poets with a top prize of $1,000, publication in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a copy of the 2015 Poet’s Market. There are cash prizes for Second ($250) and Third ($100) Prizes, as well as prizes for the Top 25 poems.
The deadline is October 31.
Here’s my attempt at a Foundation Poem:
Fred was the first name of my fictional
older brother who when put in the same
unique situations as I was could
never seem to avoid ultimately
dying. Knives killed Fred, so did plastic bags
and even the toilet when it was flushed
too often and now that I have children
it appears Fred has been resurrected
only to come to the same grisly ends
never once learning the lessons we did.
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 found that a good acrostic sometimes can be the perfect cure for a case of writer’s block.
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