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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 546

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 spooky poem.

As usual, we'll be taking a break off Wednesday Poetry Prompts for the month of November. That's because we'll be poeming every day in November for the 13th annual November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge. Hope to see everyone starting on Sunday morning!

For today's prompt, write a spooky poem. It could be a persona poem narrated by your favorite spooky character. Poets can also write about Halloween or a real-life haunting experience. For instance, I know someone who swears he had a run-in with Bigfoot. If you have something similar, write it!

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 Spooky Poem:

“Evening Chores”

My imagination scares me
whenever I take out the trash
in the evening. When I can't see,
my imagination scares me
with images of what could be
ready to spring out in a flash.
My imagination scares me
whenever I take out the trash.

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