Poetry Prompt 11 – The Street Where you Grew Up

write a poem set in the street where you grew up

Today’s prompt is to write a poem set in the street where you grew up.

You might like to consider:

  • Should the poem be about your childhood or just use the street as a setting?
  • How do you think the street may have changed since you were a child?
  • What was interesting or special about the street where you grew up?
  • Were there any interesting people or places in your street you could draw on in your poem?
  • Do you have any special memories of your street you’d like to write about?
  • Did you like the street where you grew up? Why?
  • What did your street smell like or sound like?
  • What did other people think about your street when you were a child?


Happy reading, happy writing -and if you do write, don’t forget to post your poem (in full or as a link) in the comments below so we can all enjoy it.

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17 Responses to Poetry Prompt 11 – The Street Where you Grew Up

  1. Good one Pooky, I feel I have something for this one unlike yesterday…but never mind not every prompt I can do…..


  2. CC Champagne says:

    Well, this one was a whole lot easier than yesterday’s… http://ccchampagne.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/the-street-where-i-grew-up/


    • PookyH says:

      I really enjoyed this glimpse into your childhood. It’s interesting the different lives we read. I’d just read Michael’s :(summerstommy2) about the road he grew up on and where he still lives, and then yours about the many, many different homes you had.


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  7. PookyH says:

    Here’s mine – complete with a picture of mini me! https://pookypoetry.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/slade-gang/


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  9. colonialist says:

    Hopefully, sixteen stanzas make up for the lateness!


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