This poetry writing prompt submitted by Brendan Constantine:
Think of a time when you were misunderstood. Consider the feeling of being misunderstood. Does it have a color? Lite or dark? Think of one. Does it have a texture, a surface? Rough or smooth? Does being misunderstood have a sound? Loud or soft?
Think of a time when you misunderstood someone else. Consider also the corrective you thought of after, when it was too late.
Compose a poem in which the speaker or subject commits an ‘act of misunderstanding.’ Have them try to fix it. Refer to your color, texture and sound.
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