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.
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!