Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 514 - Writer's Digest

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 514

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a confession poem.
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Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a confession poem.

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For today's prompt, write a confession poem. The confession could come from the narrator of the poem, a character overheard in the poem, or be something hinted at but not fully disclosed (or an undisclosed confession poem). Big confessions, small confessions—all are welcome.

(Note: I confess my example below is a golden shovel of a popular William Carlos Williams poem.)

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Here’s my attempt at a Confession Poem:

“The Golden Plums”

This is just to say I
would not have
cared you had eaten
the bread or the
golden plums--
the plums that
you knew were
my favorite in
all of the
world (and icebox)--

the plums and
the bread, which
honestly you
always were
the one probably
eating and saving
for no one but for
yourself (and breakfast)--

but it is hard to forgive
when you won't forgive me
for the apples that they--
the children--were
quick to eat (golden delicious)
last week, and so
try to be sweet
now that you and
your stomach are so
full, but I'm left cold.

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