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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 328

For today's prompt, write a movie-inspired poem. I think I may have had this prompt previously (somewhere in the 200s or 100s), but I can't help it: I'm excited about the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. So feel lucky, I'm widening the net to all movies, because I was tempted (only briefly) to limit it to the Star Wars universe. Now poem!

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Here’s my attempt at a Movie-Inspired Poem:

“Luke's Song”

You don't see green on Tattoine
and Alderaan has disappeared.
No Yoda masks for Halloween,
you don't see green on Tattoine;
it's more a Tusken Raider scene,
and the Hutts rule the roost 'round here.
You don't see green on Tattoine,
and Alderaan has disappeared.

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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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