April 2, 2017: Poetry Writing Prompt – Elizabeth Alford

“A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.” ~ unknown

Insight often walks hand-in-hand with age and experience, but there is something to be said for the crumbs of wisdom that fall from the mouths of babes (particularly at snack time). So say it! Write a poem from the perspective of a child. It could be yourself at a young age, your own child, or even one completely made up. Write what you know of the world; this could be anything from your immediate surroundings to global issues. Ask questions about things or situations you do not understand, and offer solutions to these problems while maintaining the childlike persona. Use simple language as needed for the sake of realism, but resist the urge to be overly simplistic in your assessment(s).

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Elizabeth Alford.

If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Super Highway Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/poetrysuperhighway

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