April 30, 2017: Poetry Writing Prompt – Robert Wynne

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Robert Wynne.

Think of an experience you’ve had that left a mark on your skin.  A burn, a blister, a callous, a scab, a tattoo.  Then write three 4-line stanzas describing your flesh in that moment.  Then write one 4-line stanza revealing the cause.  Now write another 4-line stanza making up a different cause.  Read through all 20 lines, and either keep both causes (maybe add an “Or…” before the last stanza), or cut one of the causes.  Did you end up liking the real cause, or the invented cause, more, and why?

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