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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 574

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 missing poem.

For today's prompt, write a missing poem. The poem could be about a missing sock, remote control, or lunch. Of course, the poem itself could be missing. But it's also possible to craft a poem about something missing in your life, whether that's happiness, free time, or money. Plus, don't overlook the poem of missing someone from afar.

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 a Missing Poem:

“Revision,” by Robert Lee Brewer

I looked on the floor,
felt around the cracks
of the couch, beneath
all the throw pillows,
and in the junk drawer,
but I can't find those
words rolling around
my head before I
fell asleep last night.

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