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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 508

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 celebration 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 celebration poem.

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For today's prompt, write a celebration poem. Some people find something to celebrate every day of the year. Others save their celebrations for special occasions. Still others refrain from celebrating at all. Regardless of your persuasion, this week's prompt implores you to weigh in on celebrations in one way or another.

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Here’s my attempt at a Celebration Poem:

“football season”

i know many who criticize
players who do a celebration
after every sack and catch
or even after interceptions

but i believe it's all in fun
when they act like happy clowns
especially when they do a dance
after each and every touchdown

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