For today’s prompt, write a harmless poem. Some people think all poems are harmless; others know this isn't true. So, what is a harmless poem? I guess we'll all work to figure that out with this week's prompt, eh?
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Here’s my attempt at a Harmless Poem:
“Most Dangerous Animals of Latin America”
Will picks a documentary on the most dangerous
animals of Latin America, and I think no harm
can come of it. After all, boa constrictors and
poison dart frogs are scarce in Georgia, even
feral dogs are not something that hides under
a nine-year-old's bed at night, until the recluse
spider is mentioned that most frequently bites
people when it crawls under the bed covers,
which means Will sleeps with his parents tonight.
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 can’t wait to find out what other dangerous animals from Latin America also exist in Georgia.
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