Before today’s prompt, be sure to check out this interview with me over at the Poets and Artists website, in which I’m asked 10 questions, including which poem I’d like read at my eulogy, the saddest poem I’ve ever read, what I’ll never write a poem about, and more. Click here to read the whole thing.
For today’s prompt, write a building poem. The poem could be about an actual building, such as the Sears…err…Willis Tower in Chicago or Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania. Or the poem could be about building something, such as a mashed potato replica of Devils Tower in Wyoming or a papier mache mask. If you can build another interpretation, go for it.
Here’s my attempt at a building poem:
Will starts with a wooden track and then another
before adding a wood block and then another.
The track rises and then rises even higher,
and Will calls it Blue Mountain, his train track on fire,
before pushing it down, the entire track destroyed,
because the fun is in the building for this boy.
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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems. Today, he’s enjoying the beauty of snow in Georgia, while the roads are a complete mess (click here to see what a couple inches can do). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
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