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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 334

Before we get into the prompt today, I just want to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year. I'm looking forward to what 2016 has to offer.

For today’s prompt, take the phrase "Seeking (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: "Seeking Forgiveness," "Seeking Answers," "Seeking Peace, Love & Understanding," and/or "Seeking an Original #27 Issue of Detective Comics."

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Here’s my attempt at a Seeking Blank poem:

“seeking shelter”

the wiper blades beat off the water
as fast as they can but still fail me
& i nearly hit a family

of deer crossing the street & wind knocks
over trash cans & sends recycles
everywhere as a flash & a boom

leave me in awe & panic & here
is the driveway waiting to receive
me & i'm ready to sprint inside

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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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