Monthly Archives: June 2014

Poetry Prompt 58 – Unlikely Haiku

Today’s prompt is to write a Haiku which celebrates the beauty of something which is not generally considered beautiful. You might like to consider: Should you choose something living or something inanimate? Is there something you find a hidden beauty … Continue reading

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Fake Smile

You want to reassure yourself, I want to reassure you too, So we’re both complicit In the smile I fake for you. I know all the mechanics Of just how a smile looks; I’ve seen it on the internet, Read … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 57 – Happy Sad

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which explores how it feels to put a brave face on things You might like to consider: Why do we pretend to be happy when we’re sad? Does it help us to feel … Continue reading

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So small… So fast!

There was a girl who had a dog, That fitted in her pocket He was small, but his short legs Propelled him like a rocket. When she took him out for walks He always ran too fast The boys and … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 56 – Sliding Doors

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which reflects on how very different someone’s life might have been if a tiny thing had happened differently You might like to consider: Who should you write about? Should you tell a true … Continue reading

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Light Extinguished

There was a light, But the tunnel felt so long. Keep trying.. People urged You can do it.. They cat called half-heartedly, Not really believing what they said. But he didn’t want to. Why should he? Could he not just … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 55 – Controversial

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which addresses a topic people usually choose not to talk about. You might like to consider: What topic should you cover Is the topic important to you? Why? Why don’t people normally talk … Continue reading

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