Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 372

For today’s prompt, write a bulletin board poem. Or maybe a more modern version of this is the eraser board poem. That is, write a poem that might be tacked onto a bulletin board or scribbled on an eraser board or even magnetized to a refrigerator. Probably something short, something personal, maybe even timely.

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Here’s my attempt at a Bulletin Board poem:

“to whom it may concern”

I’m away from my desk,
because I couldn’t carry it
with me, and I didn’t know
how to bring the sun indoors
without setting the office
on fire. So I may or may not
be back, and you’re welcome.

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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 really needs to be more poetic with his out-of-office messages.

Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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164 thoughts on “Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 372

  1. Juanita Lewison-Snyder

    grifter
    by juanita lewison-snyder

    poem!
    get thee hand out of
    me pocket this instant
    lest you be thought
    forever a thief!

    © 2016 by Juanita Lewison-Snyder

  2. grcran

    the long and the short of it

    finally
    the response for which we’ve been
    waiting
    relief, that you’ve delivered it, at last
    after all this time
    thank you for the hard work
    and for bringing to us
    this delightful, and
    well-considered
    ambiguity

    gpr crane

    1. ppfautsch24

      Come clean
      And let who you are gleam
      No shade
      Or hiding to save face
      True love will be your saving grace.
      Dirty secrets
      We shield with pride
      Real and raw
      Belittling truths to hide
      Behind every look in our eyes.
      Coming clean
      Unraveling the hurts and broken hearts
      Hope and mercy
      Mending to live and love again.
      By Pamelap

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