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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 331

For today’s prompt, write a pushy poem. Maybe there's a character in the poem who's a little pushy, or maybe the poem is about pushing buttons or pushing people to do things. Or maybe the poem itself is a little pushy. Even animals can get pushy with other animals.

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Here’s my attempt at a Pushy poem:

“i don't mean to be pushy”

but there are more than a few ways for you
to do what i want you to do without
doing it the way you're doing it. so
let me tell you how to do it the way
in which i would prefer you to do it,
because the way you are doing it now
is, well, completely and utterly wrong.

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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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