Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 433

Publish date:

Before we get into today's fun poem prompt, I just want to remind everyone of the upcoming 11th annual April PAD Challenge, which starts on Sunday (coincidentally Easter Sunday and April Fool's Day). If you've participated in the past, you know what to do. If not, here are the guidelines (but it's pretty much like Wednesday Poetry Prompts--only every single day of the month).

Image placeholder title

For today’s prompt, write a fun poem. See? I said it would be a fun poem prompt today. At times, it's easy to write about sad topics, serious topics, lovey-dovey topics, etc. But for today's prompt, I'd like to see poems that are about having fun, involve something fun, or are just plain fun. I guess that can change from person to person, but whatever your definition of fun is be sure to write that poem today.


Order the Poet’s Market!

Image placeholder title

The 2018 Poet’s Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer, includes hundreds of poetry markets, including listings for poetry publications, publishers, contests, and more! With names, contact information, and submission tips, poets can find the right markets for their poetry and achieve more publication success than ever before.

In addition to the listings, there are articles on the craft, business, and promotion of poetry–so that poets can learn the ins and outs of writing poetry and seeking publication. Plus, it includes a one-year subscription to the poetry-related information on All in all, it’s the best resource for poets looking to secure publication.

Click to continue.


Here’s my attempt at a Fun Poem:

“the stinky palindrome”

mom added xylo- to -phone
& brother added an -s
dad was stuck with only vowels
little sister tried her best

until she spelled the word poop
causing us all to babble
about appropriate words
to use while playing scrabble


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 loves to play Scrabble with his family.

Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.


Find more poetic posts here: