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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 409

For today’s prompt, take the phrase "I Am A (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: "I Am A Toothbrush," "I Am A Martian," and/or "I Am A Replica X-Wing Fighter."

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Here’s my attempt at an I Am A Blank Poem:

“I Am A Missing Person”

When I looked in the mirror
I didn't recognize the person
staring back at me, but this
is a cliche. I didn't used to be

a cliche or a stereotype. But
then, all good things come
to an end, do they not? So,
I've become a missing person

who is a cliched stereotype--
a man looking out the window
and wondering what comes
next. Is anyone looking?

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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 had a great weekend of poetry and books over Labor Day weekend at the Decatur Book Festival.

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