For today’s prompt, write a pushy poem. Maybe there’s a character in the poem who’s a little pushy, or maybe the poem is about pushing buttons or pushing people to do things. Or maybe the poem itself is a little pushy. Even animals can get pushy with other animals.
Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Rather, it’s an extension of the creation process!
In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.
Here’s my attempt at a Pushy poem:
“i don’t mean to be pushy”
but there are more than a few ways for you
to do what i want you to do without
doing it the way you’re doing it. so
let me tell you how to do it the way
in which i would prefer you to do it,
because the way you are doing it now
is, well, completely and utterly wrong.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
Find more poetic posts here:
- Christina Stoddard: Poet Interview.
- WD Poetic Form Challenge: Minute Poem.
- 2015 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Next Steps.