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Poetry Prompt

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Posted by Writing Prompter on 7.16.13

Poetry, like life, is about making decisions. Write a poem to the person you may have become had you made an important life decision differently. Remember, this version of you is also vulnerable to the whims of an indifferent universe, so you’re merely making an educated guess as to your doppelgänger’s outcome. Craft your poem with respect. You’re writing to you.

Reader Comments

  • fecruz says...

    The Marginalized

    Living on the margin,

    All of my life,

    Feeling the pressure,

    From all sides,

    Oppression that leads,

    To depression,

    Regression makes,

    Me deal with reality,

     Hegemony, is everywhere,

    Alimony brings on despair,

    It seems to me,

    That all is not fair,

     Is there anybody out there?

    A forebear that cares,

    I need someone to reach out,

    And lift me out of this snare

  • fecruz says...

    Just a Chance

    A superficial glance

    I go ignored

    No one sees me

    No one frees me

    Feelings of insecurity

    Flow over me

    Just want to be me

    Maybe I could shine

    Just need to see

    What powers lie in me?

    Let me fit into life

    The life that is within

    Yearning to touch you

    With fullness of wisdom

    Abilities that can possibly

    Change you, me, the world

    If I only had the chance

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