For today’s prompt, write a comprehensive poem. To tell you the truth, the first thing I think when I hear the word “comprehensive” is insurance, but there are any number of ways to get fully comprehensive–from a comprehensive love, comprehensive revenge, and/or a fully comprehensive stay at a 5-star hotel. I’m sure there are many ways to write comprehensively comprehensive poems.
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Here’s my attempt at a Comprehensive Poem:
on monday, he asked her out to dinner
so she asked for a comprehensive list
of previous acquaintances who could
endorse his gentlemanly behavior
to which he acquiesced & provided
for her perusal on wednesday at noon
on friday, she thanked him for his interest
but found that he was over qualified
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