Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 344

I apologize for the late prompt today. I’m a little under the weather, sometimes feverish, and medicated. Soo…

For today’s prompt, write an under the weather poem. You can use the turn of speech, which means sick or not feeling good. Or you could be literal and actually be under the weather, whether that’s good or not.


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Here’s my attempt at an Under the Weather Poem:


groundhog predicted
early spring–my skin warming
both inside and out


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.


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