Poetry Challenge #75


Have you played a game where you’re given some letters and you have to see how many words you can make out of them? For today’s poem, you can only use words that you can find in the title of the poem. You might want to spend a few minutes with your title, listing as many words as you can before you start writing.

You can come up with your own title or use one from the list below.

A Walk in the Garden
Birds Fly over My House
The Bus is Late–Again
Snow Falls in Silent Forests

Here’s my attempt:

The Last Time I Went to Town

The last time
I went to town,
the lawn was mown.
I lost a shoe,
the steam was mean.
It went to
a test to see what the mist meant.
Now was the time to stow meat low.
In the lost mantle, I settle.

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

*Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 1020 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.