Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 503

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

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For today's prompt, take the phrase "My (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: "My Funny Valentine," "My Annoying Parents," "My Loving Wife," "My Uncontrollable Urges," and so on. There are so many possibilities.

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Here’s my attempt at a My Blank Poem:

“my final words”

my final words
i hope
will not be spoken
in anger
or anguish
or be a random request
for more food
but rather
an acknowledgement
of another's talent
or worth
in my life
as it is
about to end

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