Click here to download these prompts as a printable list. Then cut into strips, place in a jar and pull one prompt each day!
Write a poem based on the idea of the last of something.
Write a "warning" poem.
Write a poem about a secret desire or obsession.
Write a poem in celebration of the female (or male) body.
Write a poem about your future self. Or your past self (as a child, teenager, young adult, etc.)
Write a poem about your favorite season.
Write about your grandmother or grandfather.
Write a poem using the title of your favorite book or movie.
Write a "baby" poem- this could be about a real baby or about being in the "baby" stage of something, babying someone, etc.
Write about something your mother (or father) would say.
Write a poem about taking a risk.
Write a poem about your brother or sister.
Write a poem that begins with “As soon as our lips touched…”
Write a "forget what they say" poem. This could be from your own view or something you may tell a friend to encourage them. Or you can forget what I say and write about whatever you want :)
Write a poem about any of the senses: Touch, taste, smell.
Write a "trapped" poem. This could be about being trapped in jail, a dead end job or a failing relationship. OR you can write about breaking FREE from being trapped :)
Write a poem about a family memory (family member, favorite family gathering, etc.)
Write a poem to your 12 year old self.
Write a poem using the first line of your favorite poem or book.
Write a poem about something or someone you lost.
Write an angry poem.
Write a shelter poem. It may be a structure (house, apartment, bus stop) or a tent or cardboard box. It could even be a state of mind!
Write a poem about something you want to forget.
Write a poem about a scar on your body. How did it happen? If you don't have a scar, write about one you have seen on someone else.
Write a poem about something white.
Write a poem about darkness. This could be night, a dark state of mind, a darkroom, dark chocolate, etc.
Write a nature poem.
Write a lazy poem.
Write a travel poem.
Write an alphabet poem. The first letter of each line should be A,B,C, etc.
Our final day! Write a poem about calling it a day!