For today’s prompt, write an action Poem. So many actions are available to the poet: singing, running, clapping, working, and–umm–poeming. Yes, there’s a world of possibility today–all ready to act.
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Here’s my attempt at an Action Poem:
“if you dance”
& if you dance, then i will too–
though i can’t tell my left from right,
all through the night, i’ll stay by you
& if you dance, then i will too,
because my faith in you is true
& i’m a moth drawn to your light–
so if you dance, then i will too,
though i can’t tell my left from right
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 is a man of action.
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