Category Archives: Poetry

Temptation

For today’s prompt, write a temptation poem. Nearly everyone is tempted by something: fame, glory, money, chocolate. Today is the perfect day to give in to the temptation to write about your (or “a friend’s”) temptation. Also, I totally understand … Continue reading

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Bees

Image prompt courtesy Suzanne Olivante. For experienced April PAD Challengers, today’s prompt will seem familiar. In fact, I kind of tipped my hand yesterday with my example poem of what today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt would be. For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt: Write … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Pet

For today’s prompt, write a favorite poem. Maybe that sounds a bit silly, but what I mean is to write a poem about something that’s your favorite. A favorite teacher. Favorite movie. Favorite ice cream flavor. I don’t know, because … Continue reading

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The Wall

The image came from Suzanne Olivante and the prompt from Robert Lee Brewer. For today’s prompt, write a metaphor poem. That is, write a poem built around a metaphor. Remember: Metaphors actually take on another object (like “I am a … Continue reading

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I wasn’t afraid of snakes…

My apologies for not posting a poem yesterday. A confluence of unfortunately events left me insufficient time. I owe you one. Here’s yesterday’s prompt. For today’s prompt, pick an insect (any insect), make it the title of your poem, and … Continue reading

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Lament for a Quiet Life

For today’s prompt, write a lament poem. Maybe you lament a relationship or a missed opportunity. Or maybe it’s that doughnut (maybe speaking from personal experience). Whatever it is, today is the day to let it all out–in poem form, … Continue reading

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No Lifeguard

Another poem from a prompt combo. The image is from Suzanne Olivante. For today’s prompt, write a warning poem. Warnings can be found everywhere: on the labels of medicine, in the speeches of leaders, and in the advice of parents. … Continue reading

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Let’s Make A Deal

For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt: Write a deal poem. Write a no deal poem. Let’s Make A Deal When Monty poses his problem you should always switch doors. It’s counter-intuitive but the math proves you’re more likely to win a Brand … Continue reading

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Battle with Time

Credit Suzanne Olivante for the image prompt. For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Battle (blank);” replace the blank with a word or phrase; make the new phrase the title of your poem; and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: … Continue reading

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Elmer Tolley, 1864-1928

For today’s prompt, write a family poem. Good, bad, big, small, adopted, imaginary, nonexistent–everyone has to deal with family (even if that involves running from it or chasing it down). I have a feeling today’s prompt is going to stir … Continue reading

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