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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 553

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 do-over poem.

For today's prompt, write a do-over poem. Your poem could be about doing something over again, like retaking a test or retrying a game (hoping for a better result). Or you could grab a poem you (or another person) wrote and try a do-over in writing it from a new perspective or in a different style.

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 Do-over Poem:

“Alls Clear”

The deer hesitate,
because there's a wolf.
The deer hesitate,
because there's a bear.
The deer hesitate,
because there's a man
with a gun who looks
like me but isn't me.
The deer hesitate,
because they're deer,
and they've learned
it's never all clear. 

(Do-over poem of my poem from last week.)

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