Yesterday was a great start to the 2023 November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge, but we’ve got many more days to go. So let’s keep it going!
For today’s prompt, write a childhood object poem. Think of an object from your childhood and write a poem either about it or that incorporates it into the poem. The object could be a good thing (like a favorite shirt) or a bad thing (like yucky medicine).
Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.
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Write a poem every single day of the year with Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-a-Day: 365 Poetry Writing Prompts for a Year of Poeming. After sharing more than a thousand prompts and prompting thousands of poems for more than a decade, Brewer picked 365 of his favorite poetry prompts here.
Here’s my attempt at a Childhood Object Poem:
Even after all these years,
I’ve kept it as a totem
of what I lost and what
haunts me still. Even now,
it counts out the moments
though it doesn’t display
the time. All the times,
when I watched the minutes
never change; all the times,
when I just wanted to get
away; all the times, when
will they ever change?