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For today’s prompt, write a set poem. Collectors often try to complete the set, though some break up the set. Some people set the record straight. Some things need to set (like glue or paint). I hope you're ready to set the world on fire with your poems. Ready, set, go.

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Here’s my attempt at a Set Poem:

“the sun will set”

the sun will set in june
with or without a moon
& children stay awake
afraid of what night takes

the leaves will all fall soon
regardless of the moon
& children fall asleep
with secrets that they keep

i settle in my swoon
with this cold winter moon
& children seek & hide
their fears far from the light

& there's the silent loon
as constant as the moon
& children start to sing
of love & lighter things

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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 loves the seasons, the moon, and children.

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