For today’s prompt, write a “when everything stops” poem. Maybe it’s that moment when you fell for a stranger across the room. Or maybe that moment when your car starts hydroplane and everything goes into slow motion. Or well, whatever other scenario you can imagine in which everything stops.
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!
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Here’s my attempt at a When Everything Stops Poem:
all the anticipation
stopped the moment
he bumbled on the screen
& soon it became
apparent the entire trilogy
was doomed to failure
& green screens
without any real light
only the dark side
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He’s also an avid Star Wars fan who suffered through the remastered trilogy and overproduced prequels and is excited about the newer movies. If you’re reading this bio and enjoy Star Wars, May the 4th be with you. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
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