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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 368

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For today’s prompt, write a poem using at least 3 of the following 6 words:

  1. ghost
  2. crack
  3. free
  4. hand
  5. check
  6. know

If you want to use any of these words within a larger word, that's totally fine. For instance, ghostwriter, cracked, freedom, handle, checked, knowledge, etc. If you can use all six (as I'm about to try), you get extra credit.

Note: For those waiting for the 2016 April PAD Challenge results, I'm nearly there. Should post results before the month is over.

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In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.

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Here’s my attempt at a Six Words poem:

“When Do You Know You've Cracked?”

When a ghost checks your free hands for a pulse.

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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 doesn't usually write one-line poems, but he just did.

Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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