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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 526

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 best poem.

In case you missed it, I opened a new WD Poetic Form Challenge for the viator form earlier this week. Click here to check out the guidelines.

For today’s prompt, write a best poem. If you want, I guess you could put your foot in the ground and write THE best poem, but I'm not actually asking for something that grand. Rather, write about the best moment of your life, the best piece of advice you ever received, or the best movie you ever watched. Of course, you can also write a response poem to the best poem you ever read. Or take it in a completely different direction that hasn't been mentioned here. 

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at a Best Poem:

“Songs”

Which song is the best and by who?
I try to decide but don't know what to do.
Do I "Reach Out" for the Four Tops
or give Billy Joel his well-deserved props?
Perhaps, the "Strange Magic" of ELO
can compete with Coldplay's "Yellow."
And then, the Beatles' "In My Life,"
clinches that the best I may never decide.

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