Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 492

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a marriage poem.
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Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a marriage poem.

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For today’s prompt, write a marriage poem. The poem could take place at a wedding, be dedicated to a couple about to tie the knot, and/or be an ode to marriage in general. Or maybe you consider marriage a bad thing. Or possibly your poem looks at marrying two things like peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and chocolate, or peanut butter and peanuts. Hope no one's allergic to marrying their words to paper and/or screen.

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Here’s my attempt at a Marriage Poem:

“Meeting in the Middle”

We did it in my grandma's yard,
and the preacher hitched us for free,
because getting that far was hard,
and his garden was in her yard,
and we couldn't afford wedding cards,
so he helped us both to get marry,
like I said, in my grandma's yard,
and the preacher did it for free.

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