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For today's prompt, write an "at last" poem. Or a "finally" poem. The poem could be about finally receiving a promotion, a proposal, a letter, an award, etc. Or it could be a poem about reaching a goal, like climbing a mountain or finishing your taxes.

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Here’s my attempt at an At Last poem:

“the time has come”

after the final song
of the final encore
& all the lights are on
as we march to the door

we attempt to discuss
the performance we heard
but we just hear the buzz
of their echoing words

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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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