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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 228

For this week's prompt, write an old poem. Now, I don't mean take an already existing poem and pass it off as your own. However, I suppose you could re-write an old poem in a modern style or parody an older poem. Or the poem could be about an older individual, or an older way of thinking, or well, I'm sure you have your own interpretation already.

Here's my attempt at an old poem:

"12"

Was an awkward age for me. Not a kid,
not a teen. Somewhere caught between one age
and the next. But then, when have I not felt
that way? And now, Ben beyond ten and faced

with the uncertainty of future. Twelve
months times twelve years, and I'm feeling older
than ever: comfortably awkward. Still
wondering what to say, when to say it.

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