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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 531

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 inside poem.

For today’s prompt, write an inside poem. Your poem could be set inside a house, tent, or castle. Or you could travel inside an idea, conversation, or movement. Of course, caves and clubhouses work as well. Get inside your poeming today and share below.

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 an Inside Poem:

“Thoughts”

I want to get outside the box,
because I feel so trapped inside
as if I'm buried under rocks.
I want to get outside the box,
whether it's for new shoes and socks
or other things I tried to hide.
I want to get outside this box,
in which I feel so trapped inside.

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