Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 268

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In case you missed it, I have another poem posted at Kind Over Matter (they accepted three poems a while back--so a third one will go live sometime in the future too). The poem is titled "discovery." Click here to read it.

For this week's prompt, we're going to try something a little different: a word association prompt. I'm going to list some words below, you pick one (or more) and use to write your poem. The word does not have to appear anywhere in the poem or title, but it's totally fine if it does. Here's the word list:

  • toast
  • pop
  • right
  • paper
  • howl
  • little


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Here's my attempt at a Word Association Poem:


whether words or bread

it's hard to swallow

this left over crust

no robin would touch


Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is the author of Solving the World's Problems (Press 53) and Senior Content Editor of the Writer's Digest Writing Community. He chose "toast" as his word. He's married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets (four boys and a princess).

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.


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