Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 447 - Writer's Digest

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 447

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For today’s prompt, write a release poem. At first, this prompt might seem a little odd, but there are several ways to come at it. For instance, fishers often catch and then release fish. Or people may release their grip on a coffee cup, steering wheel, or book of poems. Of course, these are all physical versions of release. There are also emotional and psychological forms of release. Feel free to release your poems into the world today.

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Here’s my attempt at a Release Poem:

“release me”

& if you find me walking the streets at night
& if you catch me singing when others fight
please don't hold me or force me to go your way
instead release me so that i will want to stay

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