Suddenly, we're two-thirds of the way through this month and challenge. For those of us still poeming, let's rock these final 10 days!
For today’s prompt, write a "what I learned" poem. Funny thing about being human is that we're constantly learning, whether the lessons are being taught in school, on the streets, or even in grocery store checkout lanes. This poem should focus on something learned, regardless of the arena.
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Here’s my attempt at a What I Learned Poem:
two people with joy
can fill one person
with a deep sorrow
she will cry until
she has no more tears
or her own joyful
person to be with
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He edits Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine.
He is constantly learning new things and re-learning old things, often through the eyes of his children.
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