Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 550

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 six words poem.
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For today's prompt, write a poem using at least three of the following six words (extra credit if you can use all six):

  • counterpunch
  • execute
  • inept
  • mainframe
  • prairie
  • sub (can use as a prefix)

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 Six Words Poem:

“six worlds”

the old punch counterpunch
the new no time to execute

the old inept ineptitude
the new mainframe spyware

the old prairie derriere
the new subterfuge punch

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