Here we are: The final “Two-for-Tuesday” day today. And after today, only two more prompts to go.

For today’s prompt:

  1. Write a look back poem and/or…
  2. Write a don’t look back poem. Because some folks just want to keep their eyes on the road ahead.

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.

Here’s my attempt at a Look Back and/or Don’t Look Back Poem:


I am a sucker for songs that look back
and tell their audience to not look back.

It’s only fitting that I praise sitting
in an empty room taking a look back.

One sucker’s nostalgia is another
sucker’s blues song singing, “Don’t you look back.”

Some fools die of a heart attack, but I’m
not one to tell others when to look back.

There’s a guitar in the hall and a voice
cries out, “Robert Lee Brewer, don’t look back.”