Today's prompt comes from a long-time Poetic Asides poetry dude (and super nice guy), Walt Wojtanik.
Here's Walt's prompt (a Two-for-Tuesday prompt) which is actually two prompts:
- Write a Left Poem.
- Write a Right Poem.
Umm... With today being Election Day in the States, there are, of course, political implications to Walt's prompt. If you go that route, please be respectful of conflicting views (it's about the poetry, not the politics, on this blog). If you decide to go the directional route, then be respectful of people with two left feet or who are always right, especially people who are always right who happen to have two left feet.
He said he was right
and left the room. She
decided to right
a wrong and left him
alone with his right
to exit stage left.
Thank you, Walt, for the direction on Day 6! Click here to learn more about Walt.
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