A couple things before the prompt today: First, the Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition has a June 5 deadline that's coming up fast (learn more here). Second, Poetic Asides all stars Jane Shlensky and Nancy Posey have teamed up to put together a face-to-face event in Hickory, North Carolina, for all interested Poetic Asides poets (learn more about that here).
For today's prompt, write a learning poem. The poem could be about things you learn at school, on the streets, or in affairs of the heart. Heck, the poem could be about things you learn poeming--or anything really. Have fun with it!
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Here's my attempt at a Learning Poem:
"what i've learned"
when i was young & dumb
i thought i knew it all
but as i've grown smarter
my ego's taken a fall
until i'm now a fool genius
who knows nothing at all
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he maintains this blog, edits a couple Market Books (Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market), writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine, leads online education, speaks around the country on publishing and poetry, and a lot of other fun writing-related stuff.
He loves learning new things. And he’s the author of Solving the World’s Problems.
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