Today’s writing prompt comes from Writer’s Digest, a great magazine for anyone looking for more information about the literary world. They have a great selection of writing prompts and articles, and I just realised how sponsored this intro sounds. I’m not sponsored by any means: I just really like their content. Go check them out!
Anyway, the prompt I found is this: “Write a 20-line poem where every line begins with the first letter of your first name. The only rule is that it can’t be about you.”
Every time they see the wall
Eyes are drawn to the warning scrawl
Ears burn as the resounding cry
Echoes through the azure sky
Educated men would try to explain
Every reason for their pain
Expect the people to believe
Everything that they conceive
Exercising their social right
Exploiting the truth of sight
Each person can clearly see
Evidence of what shouldn’t be
Even then the leaders lie
Evoking images of July
Entering a time before
Every action was a chore
Expecting that life would find a way
Enjoying the product of the day
Ending the seeds of malcontent
Enclosing the people inside walls of cement
That was a lot harder than I expected! It’s difficult to make a coherent poem when every letter begins with E, but I think I did pretty well. Do you think you can do better? Let me know in the comments below!
The photo came from clker.com, with color added by yours truly.