couch cushion fort
with this smile
take this job
pick a card
service with a smile
raising the roof
written in stone
birds & bees
tea & intrigue
7 days, 7 lines
Write a poem where each line/sentence is about each day of last week
the spice of life
Choose a spice from your kitchen cabinet, and relate its flavor to an event that has happened recently in your daily life.
Be inspired by a project or task be completed – whether it’s crossing something off the never-ending to-do list, or a project you have worked on for a long time.
Write a poem about fast food restaurants and experiences.
Start the first line of your poem with a word or phrase from a recent passing conversation between you and someone you don’t know.
under 25 words
Challenge yourself to write a poem that is no more than 25 words long.
Take note of the words on signs and street names you pass while driving, walking, or riding the bus. Write a poem starting with one of these words you notice.
out of order
Write about your feelings when there is an out of order sign on a vending machine.
Imagine you are from another planet, stuck on earth and longing for home.
taste the rainbow
What does your favorite color taste like?
sound of silence
Take some inspiration from the classic Simon & Garfunkel song and describe what silence sounds like.
Something that will always be out of reach
Write your poetry inspired by a circus performer – a trapeze artist, the clowns, the ringmaster, the animal trainers, etc.
Think about something you own that is broken, and write about possible ways to fix it. Duct tape? A hammer and nails?
A stranger pays for someone’s morning coffee.
One character is breaking bad news to another.
A conversation with someone who’s locked themselves in the bathroom.
Two characters make an interesting first impression.
Your character gets into a fender bender.
One character keeps getting another character’s mail.
Two characters fight over the last item at a sale.
A neighbor plays their music way too loud.
Friends find out they both have the same tinder date.
Someone is late for work.
One character finds something that another has lost.
Two characters have a wrong number phone conversation.
i'm britney, bitch
if you seek amy
got a pikachu
crisp & clean