National Poetry Month Collaborative Twitter Poem

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Well, here we are. It’s April 1st, and once again time to celebrate National Poetry Month. I haven’t really been writing much poetry lately, so I thought it might be fun to do a collaborative Twitter poem challenge.

For this challenge, I am going to give you a one-word prompt/Twitter handle. Next, you come up with a poem – either one short poem that will fit into one 140-character Tweet, or a longer poem that you can split up, posting one verse per Tweet – and share it on Twitter using the provided hashtag. I am starting the challenge here today, and then I would love it if some of you would volunteer to host one or a few additional prompts on your blogs throughout the month of April.

Today’s Collaborative Twitter Poem Prompt

If you have ever filled out a million job applications without ever getting an interview or submitted your novel to a million agents and received a million and one rejection slips for your effort, then you know what it’s like to feel unwanted. For today’s poetry prompt, write a poem about something #unwanted.

And there you have it. Today’s one-word prompt/Twitter handle is “#unwanted.” I have already started this collaborative poem on Twitter. To see my contribution, go to Twitter and do a search for the hashtag, #unwanted. My poems should come up, along with any additional poems that you might add after mine.

Your Turn!

Do you want to host the next collaborative Twitter poem? If so, please leave a comment below letting everyone know which day you will be posting your prompt to your blog. We’ll keep this informal, so just be sure to choose a day that no one else has taken yet. Then on your day, post your prompt on your blog and come back here to give us a link. Happy National Poetry Month!

~Amanda L. Webster

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