What did you wish lasted forever? What has lasted until now? What does your future look like? Write from your life’s perspective.
Alternatively, write a poem about either nothing, a last poem or a forever poem.
This is the last prompt from the P.E.O.D. further instructions will be posted soon.
Write a tribute poem to someone who had meant a great deal to your development, either personal or poetic. Perhaps a favored poet.
Alternatively, write a tribute about someone famous.
What was your favorite subject in school? Any school, any grade, write about what piqued your interest whenever that was.
Does something from your past come back to haunt you? Have you heard strange noises or felt haunted in the night? Had bad dreams? Told “ghost” stories? Had a “Bad Penny” moment where it just wouldn’t go away? A memory that lingers and you can’t put your finger on? Exorcise that ghost!
Alternatively, write a “ghost” poem.
Tomorrow I have surgery scheduled that hopefully will rectify the issues with which I’ve dealt for the past two years. Since no P.E.O.D prompt is schedule for tomorrow, hopefully I’ll be up and around to participate for the Friday offering. Either way, I’ll keep up when I can. And when you do, speak of me kindly! 😉
Were you headstrong and confrontational in your youth? Now? Were (are) you a rebel? What was it that triggered your resistance? What did you rebel against? How did you?
Alternatively, “Rebel, Rebel” was the title of a David Bowie song. Search his other titles and see if one would inspire you as the title of one of your poems and write it. See a partial listing below:
Love You Til Tuesday
The Man Who Sold The World
What was the scariest thing (moment) you had encountered in your life? Poem your story, give us a chill!
Alternatively, write about something that is scary. Maybe a phobia someone may have, or a movie that had you off the edge of your seat. I’m afraid of heights. That’s scary to me. So is struggling with a writer’s bottleneck. Write something and don’t be scared. We don’t bite… much!
You know your mind, you know your style. You know what made you want to become a poet. But, are you the poet you always wanted to be? Who is the poet you wished you were? Claim a favored poet and try to write her/him in their style. We all say “I wish I had written that!” Well, now’s your opportunity to write that, in their style, in your own way.
Today, we’re writing about grandparents. We’re focusing on becoming one, being one or one of your grandparents.
Alternatively, write a “grand” poem. A grand = $1000, it’s a kind of piano, it’s a stand-up person, a mensch. Grand Canyon, the Grand Hotel, Grand Theft Auto… think outside of the cube-like cardboard container!
At one time or another we think about how we would have done things a bit different than we did. A do-over! A replay. Taking a mulligan! Do something all over again with the results you had expected.
Alternatively, take a poem and make it better. Polish up a poem from your portfolio and present the new, improved poem here!
What was the best moment (memory) from your past (again, far past or near past, it doesn’t matter!)? Best friends could qualify here!
Alternatively, find synonyms for the word “best.” Use your three finest (there’s one) choices and include each of them, one per stanza, in a three stanza poem.