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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 533

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 blank zone poem.

For today’s prompt, take the phrase "(blank) Zone," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: "Comfort Zone," "Red Zone," "No Fun Zone," and/or "Danger Zone." If needed, let yourself zone out for a bit before poeming this week.

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 Blank Zone Poem:

“Happy Zone”

Everyone has a happy zone,
and if they do not, then they should.
Whether a song or special throne,
everyone has a happy zone
even if it's that they're the lone
grump that's always misunderstood.
Everyone has a happy zone,
and if they do not, then they should.

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