Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 454

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For today’s prompt, take the phrase "I Get (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 include: "I Get Knocked Down," "I Get Around," "I Get a Little Bit Genghis Khan," and/or "I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends." And yeah, I get it if you feel like these titles are all song lyrics (because they are), but there's a lot of potential here for you to get a new poem at the end of this exercise.

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Here’s my attempt at an I Get Blank Poem:

“i get a little distracted”

i get a little distracted
whenever you are close
& even more attracted
when you haunt me like a ghost,

because the language we speak
isn't captured in our words
but the twitter of our beaks
as if we are two love birds.

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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 gets distracted more than a little bit a lot of the time.

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