Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 523

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an action title poem.
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For today’s prompt, think of something you can do, make that the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: "100 Crunches Before Breakfast," "Writing at Midnight," "Walking Through the Neighborhood," "Smiling on the Inside," and/or "Sleeping Past Noon." Hopefully, we'll soon be able to write our own versions of "Commenting on the Website." 

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Here’s my attempt at an Action Title Poem:

“Making It As I Go”

May flowers give me hope
that sandal season's near,
but then cold waves say, "Nope,"
to warming of the year.

If this poem seems lame,
like it's lacking a flow,
I'm the one you can blame
making it as I go.

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