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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 502

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 six words poem.

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 six words poem.

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Happy Dictionary Day! To celebrate, write a poem using at least 3 of the following 6 words (extra credit if you can use all 6):

  1. beat
  2. dinosaur
  3. handle
  4. maze
  5. play
  6. walk

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Here’s my attempt at a Six Words Poem:

“dinomaze”

Without skipping a beat, she says,
"I can handle this little maze,"
and proceeds to put her pen to paper.

Drawing a line in the right way
as if on a walk in a play
until the end reveals a dinosaur.

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