Today has been a weird day. I’ve been receiving entries for the 2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, and my online connection has been faulty at best. Plus, the kids didn’t go to school on Monday (making it feel like a Tuesday instead of a Wednesday). For some folks, this prompt may be dropping on Thursday instead of Wednesday–but I’ve still got close to 5 hours left here in Georgia. So let’s poem!
For this week’s prompt, write a resolve poem. People can resolve to do something. Then, they can test their resolve. Problems can be resolved, and detectives–I suppose–could re-solve a problem (or the world’s problems for that matter–wink, wink). So please resolve to write a poem this week and test that resolve.
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Here’s my attempt at a Resolve Poem:
I resolved to get something done today,
but the Internet had other ideas,
namely to not work–so then I can’t work,
and when I can’t work I fill with ideas
for ways to get work done that never work,
because I’d need the Internet today.
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.
Happy New Year, everyone! Make a wish, steal a kiss, do whatever makes you feel good.
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