Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 359

For today’s prompt, write an uncontrollable poem. Originally, I was thinking of situations that happen in which no one has control–things like earthquakes, storms, and singing along to catchy songs. But then, there are so many other daily things in which many feel they have no control. Some may rage against that feeling; others may let themselves get pulled along by the current; but we can all write poems.


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Here’s my attempt at an Uncontrollable poem:

“why i don’t do roller coasters”

they’re high,
they’re fast,
and i have
no control.


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He recently tried an amusement park ride with his kids that he swore he’d never try and quickly renewed his vow while riding it. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.


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