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For today’s prompt, write a coordinated poem. Coordination could refer to keeping your balance, but it can also be a coordinated event. Sports teams have coordinators; complicated processes require coordination; and even poems have to coordinate words, line breaks, and stanzas.

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Here’s my attempt at a Coordinated Poem:

“x's & o's”

as a child
i saw the x's & o's
on chalkboards
as coaches traced lines
here & there
& explained strategies
but all i wanted to know
was when
would i get the ball
& what
should i do with it
when i got it

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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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