I recently started following Writer’s Digest‘s Poetic Asides editor, Robert Lee Brewer. For the month of November, the challenge is to write a poem-a-day and submit your finished work for a Chapbook Challenge. I’m getting a late start (10 days in) but I’ve decided that since I haven’t written any poetry since National Poetry Month with the NaPoWriMo Challenge (www.napowrimo.net), I thought November is as good a time as any to write new poetry. So here goes.
Find out the daily Chapbook Challenge prompts by visiting Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest at:
Prompt #1 is from Moriya Koleva
Mariya’s Prompt: Write a matches poem. The matches could be sticks that make fire. Or it could be matches from a game. Or the verb of “to match.” Or as in the phrase “He’s not a good match for you.” Or whatever other match you can make.
When I went to prom
we wore matching outfits
purple and gold lace
my first bustier
you wore a matching cumberbund
our futures didn’t go together
no high school sweetheart for me
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