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For today’s prompt, write a forever poem. There are a lot of different ways to come at forever. After all, some folks think diamonds are forever; while others think of Forever stamps (in the U.S. anyway); and still one or two folks like myself might think of this Paula Abdul song.

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Here’s my attempt at a Forever Poem:

“always never forever most of the time”

i guess it was freshmen english that taught
a version of myself when & when not

to use absolute words like forever
for instance to use it only never

unless perhaps exceptions could be found
though exceptions to rules are often bound

by their own exceptions part of the time
anyway it absolutely must rhyme

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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 usually tries to avoid absolute words except for all those times when he doesn't.

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