Write a poem every day of April with the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a trap poem.
When we finish today's poem, we'll be officially 20% of the way through this challenge. Poem by poem, we're building up some great first drafts. So let's keep it going!
For today’s prompt, write a trap poem. There are physical traps—like mouse traps and bear traps. But people also sometimes fall into language traps or social traps. Many competitive types in business and various games try to set traps for their competitors. Of course, for every person setting a trap, there's likely another person trying to avoid falling into traps.
Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want. In other words, it's more important to write a new poem than to stick to the prompt.
Re-create Your Poetry!
Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Rather, it’s an extension of the creation process!
In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.
Here’s my attempt at a Trap Poem:
"It's a Trap!"
Admiral Ackbar called it
when everyone already knew it,
but we still love it.