For today’s prompt, take the phrase “I Am A (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: “I Am A Toothbrush,” “I Am A Martian,” and/or “I Am A Replica X-Wing Fighter.”
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Here’s my attempt at an I Am A Blank Poem:
“I Am A Missing Person”
When I looked in the mirror
I didn’t recognize the person
staring back at me, but this
is a cliche. I didn’t used to be
a cliche or a stereotype. But
then, all good things come
to an end, do they not? So,
I’ve become a missing person
who is a cliched stereotype–
a man looking out the window
and wondering what comes
next. Is anyone looking?
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 had a great weekend of poetry and books over Labor Day weekend at the Decatur Book Festival.
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