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For today’s prompt, write a ten poem. The poem could have ten lines, ten syllables, and/or have ten syllables per line. Maybe it's about the number ten. Or name ten things that you love, hate, or collect. There are probably more than ten ways to come at this prompt. Maybe you'll find ten poems in the process.

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Here’s my attempt at a Ten Poem:

“ten”

When you were born, it was ten
fingers and toes to know you
were healthy, to know you were
alive. Then, ten days, ten weeks,
and ten months. Eventually,
you could count to ten and when
multiples of ten were fun
I knew you'd inherited
my mathematical heart:
So ten, here we are again.

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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). His silly, artistic, and mathematical genius Will turns 10 today. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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