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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 629

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 avoidance poem.

For this week's prompt, write an avoidance poem. People can avoid a multitude of things and situations. They avoid work, responsibility, people, arguments, trouble, danger, food, places, and so on. Some oddly enough even avoid poets and poetry. But I hope you won't avoid this chance to write about avoidance.

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 Avoidance Poem:

“The Heart of Writing in Meter,” by Robert Lee Brewer

Every afternoon, I find,
I've found I have another mind
about resolutions for the day
that didn't quite work out all the way
I thought they would the previous night
when everything seems doable and alright,
so every afternoon, yes, it's true,
I avoid finding the beat of you.

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