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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 628

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 reflection poem.

For this week's prompt, write a reflection poem. Maybe because we're so close to October, I immediately think of vampires not casting a reflection, but your poem could also be about how letters are backward in reflections. Or you could come at reflection in the sense of remembering or pondering.

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 Reflection Poem:

“upon further reflection,” by Robert Lee Brewer

i think it's rather plain to see
that i'm not the teen i once was;
rather, i'm somewhere past forty.
i think it's rather plain to see
i'm not the guy i used to be,
not that aging will make me fuss
over what everyone can see:
that i'm not the teen i once was.

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