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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 535

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a blanket poem.

For today’s prompt, write a blanket poem. The poem could be about folding a blanket, a blanket of snow, a blanket fort, or a blanket statement. Or you could write about someone’s (maybe your own) security blanket. Maybe you can blanket the walls of your room with poems this week.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at a Blanket Poem:

“Pigs in a Blanket”

To tell you the truth,
I never understood
the appeal of eating
little pastry dogs
that look like fingers
or, for that matter,
corndogs on a stick.

I guess it’s just hard
to teach an old dog
new tricks, but I prefer
my dogs in a bun
smothered in mustard
with some pork-n-beans,
potato chips, and baseball.

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