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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 547

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 lazy poem.

November is over, so it's time to get back to our more leisurely weekly poeming pace!

For today's prompt, write a lazy poem. Your poem could be about a lazy river, lazy afternoon, or just being plain old lazy. I'd be a stickler on how you should come at this prompt, but I don't feel like putting in the effort. Write whatever makes you feel good.

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 Lazy Poem:

“Late Night Dilemma”

It was half-past three in the morning
when a poem hit without warning.

At the time, I thought it could be good,
but I hit a snag that's understood

by any creative late at night
when I found no paper by moon light.

So I thought if it were meant to be
the poem would wake later with me.

But alas! Those words did not return
and laziness left this poet burned.

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