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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 disappointment 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 disappointment poem.

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For today's prompt, write a disappointment poem. I want you to look over past disappointments and write a poem or three. It could be about the disappointment of losing a game, failing a test, or being stood up on a date. Hopefully, this prompt isn't disappointing, but it can lead to a poem if it is.

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Here’s my attempt at a Disappointment Poem:

“Expectation”

When he unwrapped his prize,
you could see it in his eyes
before his lips began to curl
and his tears were unfurled.

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