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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 560

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an alien poem.

If you missed it earlier this week, I announced the 14th April Poem-A-Day Challenge, which we'll be starting in April. In the meantime, we have Wednesdays!

For today's prompt, write an alien poem. The poem could be about a being from another planet, but it could also dive into alien situations, languages, or just feeling like an outsider.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Poem your days away with Robert Lee Brewer's Smash Poetry Journal. This fun poetic guide is loaded with 125 poetry prompts, space to place your poems, and plenty of fun poetic asides.

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Here’s my attempt at an Alien Poem:

“alien lanes,” by Robert Lee Brewer

alien lanes was an album
by guided by voices
a band from dayton ohio
where i'm from & i'd motor
around listening to little
whirl & striped white jets
would fly over on their way
to wright-patt air force base
where they keep the aliens
in a special hangar &
the closer you are the less
you think it's a big deal
when blimps go 90
in this game of pricks
surrounded by airports
& as we go up we go
down to the auditorium
saying don't you look back
& we don't alright.

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