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For today’s prompt, write a "let the good times roll" poem. I'll allow each poet to put the emPHAsis where they wish in that phrase. Focus on the "good times" or play around with the concept of "rolling." However you roll, I'm cool with it.

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Here’s my attempt at a Let the Good Times Roll poem:

“Carefree (or -less)”

There are times I don't look
before I leap or cross the road
or room or what-have-you.
There are times I don't look
or finish reading the book,
because I don't care to know.
There are times I don't look
before I leap or cross the road.

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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). He's often very cautious--except when he's not.

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