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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 619

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 out-of-time poem.

For this week's prompt, write an out-of-time poem. For me, I'm traveling to New York today (for our first in-person Annual Writer's Digest Conference since 2019), so I've found I'm out of time to get much more done before I hit the road (or the sky). So write about a work deadline, travel deadlines, or time travel. You've got time on your side...until you don't.

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

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Poem-a-Day: 365 Poetry Writing Prompts for a Year of Poeming, by Robert Lee Brewer

Write a poem every single day of the year with Robert Lee Brewer's Poem-a-Day: 365 Poetry Writing Prompts for a Year of Poeming. After sharing more than a thousand prompts and prompting thousands of poems for more than a decade, Brewer picked 365 of his favorite poetry prompts here.

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Here’s my attempt at an Out-of-Time Poem:

“truth,” by Robert Lee Brewer

we're nearly at that point
when we must say goodbye
but until we get there
let's let the moment lie

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