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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 622

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 story poem.

For this week's prompt, write a story poem. You can tell a story in your poem. Or write a persona poem from the perspective of a character in a popular story. Or focus in on an object or moment from a story. If you can think of another angle, go for it.

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 a Story Poem:

“in the beginning,” by Robert Lee Brewer

it was a dark
and stormy night
or perhaps

it was breezy
and a bit wistful
on a sunny day

or balmy morning
along the coast
waiting for her

to appear with
the money
or the children

or the happenstance
and anchovies
or sardines

or perhaps
we're getting
a little off track

and it was dark
and stormy and 
night time

lightning strikes
and thunder shaking
the house

when a phone rang
and a babysitter
answered

and it was
a wrong number
from someone

looking for someone
who liked pina coladas
and getting caught

in the rain or dark
and stormy nights
or a nice beach read

but either way
the call made it
to the end

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