Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 092 - Writer's Digest

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 092

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Today is the final day to enter the WD Poetic Forms Challenge for writing a ghazal. (Read the poetic forms challenge guidelines here.)


For today's prompt, write a poem that incorporates three things you can see from your computer. Use those three things however you wish. Maybe there's a picture, a window and a desk lamp. Maybe a pen, a paper and a cell phone. Pick the items, then write a poem. (If you want, for fun, you can include what the three things you used are either before or after the poem.)

Here's my attempt (using as my three things: a watch, several Wanted pictures of monsters drawn by the six-year-old named Reese, and a Greedo bobblehead):

"Tatooine, Then"

I spot him from across the bar. He's
with his wookie. As usual, he has
that smug look on his face like he's
about to escape another bad situation.

I check my watch. Not this time. I'm going
to collect him and Jabba's reward solo.
Then, I'm finally going to leave this planet.
Maybe start a family and live somewhere

I don't have to look over my shoulder
with every step. He stands up to leave
with his wookie, so I make my way over
to him and ask, "Going somewhere, Solo?"


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