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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 266

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If you haven't seen it, I had a poem published over at Kind Over Matter this past weekend. Click here to read it.

For this week's prompt, write a poem of industry. Industry sounds like a big term, but it probably carries different connotations for different folks. For instance, some people might immediately think of the music industry (or mortgage industry), others may think of smokestacks, and some may think of industrious people they know or industrial-sized containers of food. Whatever industry means to you, try capturing (or conveying) it in a poem.


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Here's my attempt at an Industry Poem:

"industry vs. inferiority"

bob draws an elephant
& tom draws a zebra

bob draws a lot of praise
& tom draws a critique

bob draws with gray crayons
& tom draws black & white


Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is the author of Solving the World’s Problems and Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community. His poem today was inspired by the fourth stage of Erik Erikson's theory of psychological development. Robert is married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets.

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.


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