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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 star 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 star poem.

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For today's prompt, write a star poem. The poem could be about an actual star up in space. Or it could be about a celebrity. Perhaps, a star pupil or one of those gold star stickers. Poem with the stars this week.

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Here’s my attempt at a Star Poem:

“When it comes to David Bowie”

There's one song that burns into me
more than others from his island
floating far out across the sea,
and it's the one about Starman
who'd like to meet us, though afraid
that we would never understand—
our minds blown and half-way decayed—
he just wants us to get down, man.

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