For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Another (blank),” replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Another Silly Love Song,” and/or “Another Reason I Take the Metro.”
The 2018 Poet’s Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer, includes hundreds of poetry markets, including listings for poetry publications, publishers, contests, and more! With names, contact information, and submission tips, poets can find the right markets for their poetry and achieve more publication success than ever before.
In addition to the listings, there are articles on the craft, business, and promotion of poetry–so that poets can learn the ins and outs of writing poetry and seeking publication. Plus, it includes a one-year subscription to the poetry-related information on WritersMarket.com. All in all, it’s the best resource for poets looking to secure publication.
Here’s my attempt at Another Blank Poem:
“Another Word for Loss”
All evening, he won’t listen
or do what he’s told. I say,
“Do this,” and he says, “No.”
Then he throws a pillow
at me. He hits and kicks
until I hold him and ask,
“Why are you doing this?”
He says, “I’m sad about
Kacey,” and breaks into
tears about his Meme’s
dog. “She was always there
that I have been alive.”
And he continues to cry,
and I continue to hold him,
and everything else can wait.
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 doesn’t always know what to say, but he knows how to listen.
Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
Find more poetic posts here:
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 425.
- One Year, One Hundred Rejections: Brett Elizabeth Jenkins.
- 30 Poetry Prompts for the 2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge.