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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 322

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For today's prompt, write a little poem. That is, write a poem of 10 lines or fewer. If you normally write long poems, do so in the first draft. Then, start deleting lines. Don't worry; you can always save the longer version on your computer (or in your notebook).

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Here’s my attempt at a Little Poem:

“Math”

It is a lot harder to count up
than count down. Ten lines
and a wedding gown. Birds

huddled on a power line
just out of town. A smile
that hides a bigger frown.

I don't know the question
but I've felt the answer
longer than most. Do I have

the faith to count it up?

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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