Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 249

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For today's prompt, take the phrase "This Is (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. So possible poem titles include: "This Is My Happy Face," "This Is the End of the Line," "This Is the Last Straw," and so on.

Here's my attempt at a This Is Blank poem:

"This Is Only a Test"

I'm the ancient rune
you found in a cave
hidden by the sea.

I'm the Higgs boson,
the unfathomable bosom,
finally unclasped.

You burn for I burn
for we both yearn
and yearn to unlock

why the planets turn.
Our particles collide
and the rest is theory.


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Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer's Digest Writing Community and a casual lover of scientific advancement. By that, he means that he listens to Science Friday occasionally and reads biographies of living and deceased scientists from time to time. Brewer is the author of Solving the World's Problems. He's also married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poet-scientists (four boys and one princess). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.


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