For today’s prompt, write a lucky number poem. Some people have lucky numbers, some don’t. Wherever you fall on the lucky number spectrum, you can still write a poem about the phenomenon of lucky numbers and/or luck in general.
Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want.
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This book collects 125 poetry prompts from the Poetic Asides blog, gives poets plenty of room to write poems, and a lot of other great poetic information. Perfectly sized to carry in a backpack or purse, you can jot down ideas for poems as you’re waiting in line for a morning coffee or take it to the park for a breezy afternoon writing session (or on a bus, at a laundromat, or about anywhere else you can imagine–except under water, unless you’re in a submarine or a giant breathable plastic bubble).
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Here’s my attempt at a Lucky Number Poem:
For some, it’s seven, others three
to predict their lucky number.
Though neither guess belongs to me,
for some it’s seven, others three.
Luck stretches to infinity
like the ants that march through summer.
For some, it’s seven, others three–
can you guess my lucky number?
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). His lucky number follows him everywhere. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.