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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 566

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 activity poem.

For today's prompt, write an activity poem. Pick an activity and incorporate it in your poem somehow. For instance, you might include the words "running" or "scrapping" in your title. Or you might show the act of eating or napping in the poem itself. Maybe make the activity a metaphor for something else. Have fun with it.

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 an Activity Poem:

“Active City,” by Robert Lee Brewer

Where do all the happy trails lead--
to Jacksonville or San Jose?
If I wanted to plant a seed,
where would all the happy trails lead
and what would all happiness need?
Is it a word that I could say?
Where do all the happy trails lead--
to Jacksonville or San Jose?

(Note on my poem: This poem was written and posted before the San Jose shooting. It is not in any way linked or inspired by the tragic event that occurred later on the same day.)

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