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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 332

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For today’s prompt, write a standard poem. Standard poem could mean the "same old poem," I suppose, but it could also mean the "gold standard." It could be a poem about standard procedures or having standards (in work, relationships, social media, poeming, etc.). Or maybe your idea of standard is that nothing is standard.

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Here’s my attempt at a Standard poem:

“standards”

standard procedure dictates
time and again how we bind
and manipulate time in our

never ending search for a
development that's candid
about our time lost can in

reality intimately delay a
dynamic solution to what
stymies clockwork souls

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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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