Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 428

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For today’s prompt, take the phrase "Another (blank)," replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include "Another One Bites the Dust," "Another Silly Love Song," and/or "Another Reason I Take the Metro."

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Here’s my attempt at Another Blank Poem:

“Another Word for Loss”

All evening, he won't listen
or do what he's told. I say,
"Do this," and he says, "No."

Then he throws a pillow
at me. He hits and kicks
until I hold him and ask,

"Why are you doing this?"
He says, "I'm sad about
Kacey," and breaks into

tears about his Meme's
dog. "She was always there
that I have been alive."

And he continues to cry,
and I continue to hold him,
and everything else can wait.


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