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 half-way poem.
Quick walk down memory lane before the prompt today: I started sharing poetry prompts on Poetic Asides with the 2008 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. That first challenge was such a hit that I decided to share a weekly poetry prompt on Wednesdays beginning in May of 2008. Not knowing how long I would continue the practice, I titled that first post "Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 001."
My thought process was that it was highly unlikely I'd ever make it to 1,000 and have to re-set the prompts at "000" or add a fourth numeral. But here we are at the half-way mark, and I'm thinking, "Ten years goes by pretty quick." In the meantime, we've got some more poeming to do.
For today’s prompt, write a half-way poem. Write about the half-way point in a race. Poem about the half-way mark in a work (or school) project. Or have two people meet each other "half way" by compromising on an issue.
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Here’s my attempt at a Half-Way Poem:
we'd meet in tennessee
because it was half way
between georgia and ohio
in the mountains we'd flee
full of so much to say
that can't be expressed on the phone