National Poetry Month

Baby Blues

what is this place

where am i

what am i to do

i think my face

just wants to cry

that's my only clue

the human race

i guess i;ll try

to stop feeling so blue

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Each day during April, WPOM  will post a prompt to help get your creative mind moving.


Prompt for April 1, 2019:


Write a poem as if you are a child, seeing the world for the first time

Being Real

Don't ever be ashamed of being real

this is the deal here's how I feel

don't let a flake who'd rather be fake

think they can tell you what it takes

just be true to you

that's all you should do

just live your life how you see fit

don't let anyone mess with it

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Just skimmed over something talking about people being shamed for having gray hair and I commented 


Why should anybody be ashamed of being real? The fake ones out there...they should be ashamed of being fake...fake flakes...ha ha
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Inspiration is the Key

We are all stars shining brightly

in our own little Universe

We need to trust our galaxy

to manage to converse

with those that we are meant to reach

so we may immerse

We all have something we can teach

Inspiration is the key to remain diverse

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Nearing the end of National Poetry Month...just wrote this poem...

Embrace the Differences

What's going on inside your head

write it all down before you're dead

how they interpret what you said

translates differently when it's read

don't let that fill your head with dread

embrace the differences instead

Author's Notes/Comments: 

National Poetry Month day 13 on Friday the 13th...

The Magic

when you hear what i write
it may surprise thoughts that ignite
with the fuel in your head
that affects what has been read
what you put in ignites a spark
in your own creative heart
and so it goes
what you suppose
has been said
when it is read
the way that you interpret it
therein lies the magic
Author's Notes/Comments: 

somehow I missed that it is National Poetry Month where the last couple of years I wrote at least a poem a day...I found out yesterday from a facebook memory...have not seen any posts about it anywhere on twitter or facebook...saw that I had written something on the 3,4,5 already and then wrote one yesterday and now one today so I only have 6 more to write to be up to date to catch up on an average of a poem a day as long as I keep writing one a day at least for the rest of the month...the pressure is on...ha ha...woke up with this one in my head early this morning...had to get up to start writing it down and let it keep know how that goes...

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Best Kept Mum

He said this so she said that

I overheard their little chat

upon reflection best kept mum

no sense upsetting anyone

Author's Notes/Comments: 

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 2

By: Robert Lee Brewer | April 2, 2016

The 2016 April PAD Challenge shuffles along to Day 2. Let’s unwrap today’s prompt.

For today’s prompt, write a what he said and/or what she said poem. Maybe he or she said a rumor; maybe he or she gave directions; or maybe he or she said something that made absolutely no sense at all. I don’t know what they said; rather, each poet is tasked with revealing that knowledge.

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Three Days Into NaPoMo

Three days into NaPoMo

where is a poet to go

to find the time

to make a rhyme

does this speak

of tongue in cheek

well it should

dam, I'm good

Author's Notes/Comments: 

016 April PAD Challenge: Day 3

By: Robert Lee Brewer | April 3, 2016

The third day of about any new routine is the hardest, including the 2016 April PAD Challenge. Let’s get through this together and own this month of poeming.

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Three (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Three Blind Hippos,” “Three Muskrats,” “Three’s Company,” “Three Movies Is Too Many for The Hobbit, Peter Jackson (just saying),” and so on.

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Lost in Space

A distant time
A distant place
afraid that I'm
just lost in space
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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 4
By: Robert Lee Brewer | April 4, 2016
 For today’s prompt, write a distance poem. As a runner, I automatically think of running when I think distance. But hey, there’s long distance relationships. Or why not get beyond geographic distance and consider distance in terms of time or emotional distance. Or some other interpretation.
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