For today’s prompt, write a dead poem. The poem, of course, could be about a dead person, animal, or other formerly living creature. It could be about the undead, I suppose, or facing death. But then, there are things that die too: computers, relationships, feelings. And some folks feel “dead to the world” or just “dead,” though they are alive (it’s an expression). I hope this prompt doesn’t create a series of dead ends.
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Here’s my attempt at a Dead Poem:
my time has come
the world will end
& i’ll be done
the games are played
& now i’m through
here without you
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he maintains this blog, edits a couple Market Books (Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market), writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine, leads online education, speaks around the country on publishing and poetry, and a lot of other fun writing-related stuff.
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