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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 551

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 Happy Blank poem.

For today's prompt, take the phrase "Happy (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: "Happy Birthday," "Happy New Year," "Happy to Meet You," and/or "Happy Trails." However you poem, I hope you're happy with the result.

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 Happy Blank Poem:

“happy place”

everybody should have a happy place
to escape from the worries and strife
of the place that's not-so-happy
whether either place is real or imaginary
because either place is real not imaginary

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