Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 110

Publish date:

First off, I want to throw out a Happy Birthday to my mother! Happy Birthday!


Second off, don't forget about these two challenges (one will begin in November, the other has already started:

Plus, I'll be sharing the details on another WD Poetic Form Challenge (poetic form still to be determined) sometime this week.


Third off, let's get to writing poems.

For this week's prompt, pick a word (any old word), make it the title of your poem, then write the poem. Don't think too much about this poem when writing the first draft. Just pick a random word and start writing. (Tip: Try using an object, such as "Rake," "Scarecrow," "Apple," etc.)

Here's my attempt:


The falcon perches on the building
and waits as dinner presents itself.

The squirrel gathers nuts and berries
without worrying about the rent.

Fish swim and hunt and hide and follow
the water where it tells them to go.

I sit at my table and think how
to pay bills and still take a day trip.


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