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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 543

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 return poem.

For today's prompt, write a return poem. Maybe an envelope is returned to sender or email is returned as undeliverable. Of course, a person can return for good or ill and from the perspective of the returning person or those who never left. And there can be a return to a season, a feeling, or an activity long forgotten. 

I hope everyone returns next week for another prompt and in November for our 13th annual November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge.

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 Return Poem:

“the words”

sometimes they return
without much cajoling but
sometimes they resist

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