A few updates: First, Market Mondays will resume next week. I was excited by that new feature, but then my grandfather passed away later on the same day, which completely drained away my time and attention. Second, I’ve started receiving selections from the screening readers for the April PAD Challenge.
For today’s prompt, write a childhood poem. My first thought is that this could be a poem about your own childhood, but also maybe someone else’s. I wasn’t thinking of a childish poem or poem with children in it, but I suppose both are fair game when considering childhood, aren’t they? As usual, I expect you to make of this prompt what you will–and have fun!
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Here’s my attempt at a Childhood Poem:
this street seemed so much longer
in my memory & these homes
housed so many children
& i was one & i was one
we’d run next door & across
the street with our toy guns &
imaginations running wild
& spinning into the future
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he maintains this blog, edits a couple Market Books (Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market), writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine, leads online education, speaks around the country on publishing and poetry, and a lot of other fun writing-related stuff.
He used to ride his bike without any hands (or helmet), play a million variations of tag, and dream of jumping on a train and riding it to wherever the tracks would lead. And he’s the author of Solving the World’s Problems.
Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
Find more poetic posts here:
- What Is the Value of Poetry?
- 2015 April PAD Challenge: Next Steps.
- Kristina Marie Darling: Poet Interview.