Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 134

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For this week's prompt, write a "let's get serious" poem. There is serious, and then, there's serious. I'll let you decide which serious your poem is going to tackle. Seriously.

Here's my attempt:

"Apocalyptic Signs"

And just like that, the world did not end.
We waited as if maybe, but not really,
because the world never ends
when they say it will.

You know how little boys are always crying
wolf, though some things did go missing:
random socks, pocket change, pencils
and pens. The world did not end,
but we didn't let it ruin our day.

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