Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 211

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In April and November, the Poetic Asides blog is all about writing a poem each and every day of the month. During the rest of the year, we prompt and poem on Wednesdays.

For this week's prompt, take the phrase "Don't Forget (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Example titles might be: "Don't Forget to Leave on the Light," "Don't Forget the Alamo," or "Don't Forget to Enjamb Your Lines." I'm sure everyone will have fun with this one.

Here's my attempt:

"Don't forget to call"

Don't forget to call and hang up
before trying to call again.
Dialing once is not enough--
don't forget to call and hang up.
Make me stand and set down my cup
only to hear the ringing end.
Don't forget to call and hang up
before trying to call again.

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