Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 471

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For today’s prompt, write a language poem. All poems include language, right? But this poem may include a foreign and/or coded language. Or use jargon. And there's the opportunity to play with a language-based form like a tautogram or acrostic.

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Here’s my attempt at a Language Poem:

“A-ha”

When all's good, she says Big Country,
but trouble becomes Men at Work.
It's a language only we see,
because we both like Big Country
and share our hearts in Tennessee,
avoiding the creeps and the jerks.
In love with our own Big Country,
we stay away from Men at Work.

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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 enjoys Big Country, Men at Work, and A-ha. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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