Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 205

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For today's prompt, take the phrase "If I Were (Blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles might be: "If I Were Dreaming," "If I Were Upset," or "If I Were-wolf." (Kinda stretching the boundaries a bit on that last one.) :)

Here's my attempt:

"If I Were Happy"

You'd know by the stars shooting around my head,
my toes skimming the earth. I might smile an inch
wider, maybe hum a song to myself. In fact, I might
hop, skip, and jump--especially in puddles, because
I find there's nothing that bothers me (not public
humiliation or wet socks) when I'm completely so.


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