Every day is somebody’s birthday! Who do you know who has a birthday coming up soon? Write a poem to that person telling them why they’re special or what they mean to you. Work on it until every word is exactly the one you want. Do you want your poem to rhyme? Do you want it to have a certain number of syllables on a line? Is it a list poem or a story? You get to decide. You can even give it to the person as a birthday gift!
Set the timer for 7 minutes.
Don’t think about it too much; just do it.
Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 1200 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge, let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.