#poetryprompts Day 1

I’ve been feeling pretty stale lately in my writing practice. It seems that since I’ve been trying to, you know, kick-start my career as a real, live, paid writer, I’ve lost my zest for just writing and creating something beautiful with words. To combat this feeling of creative crusties, I’ve decided to utilize a very cool gift my bro gave me for Christmas. They are call Haikubes. Intended to help you write a haiku, I of course have decided that is far too limiting for my creative self, so I’m going to be implementing them in my own fashion.

I’ve selected three words, which I will use in my poem. These are the words in black written on the cubes. The words in red are to become the topic of the poem. If you are so moved, I’d love for you to follow along and use the hashtag #PoetryPrompts so I can see your work! Feel free to use the inspiration however you wish. After all, sharing is caring and I’d love to see what you come up with.

My topic is: My Future

Inspiration Words: Bump. Stay. Love.

Until tomorrow, this fat lady is, writing poetry.

Ten Years From Now

My hair is finally going grey/ (yours had a head start)/ we live in a large house/ with a dog who stays on the porch/ (without a chain)/ and some kids running around/ someone else’s baby bumps / we call by our names– / and we eat dinner around a big table/ (this is grace)/ and love. Ten Years From Now by Whitney Sweet




About Whitney Sweethttp://fatwomenare.wordpress.comBio: Whitney Sweet is a poet and writer of fiction. Her work has been included in A&U Magazine, as well as Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers anthology. She is the winner of the 2014 Judith Eve Gewurtz Memorial Poetry Award. Her poetry will be included in the forthcoming Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology (October 2018) and essays can be read in the Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New and Beginner Poets (2019) She is the creator and editor of T.R.O.U. Lit. Mag, a literary magazine dedicated to love and diversity. Whitney holds an MA in Communication and Culture from York University, as well as a BA in Creative Writing and English. When she isn’t writing you might find her laughing with her husband, napping, knitting, cooking, or petting her dogs.

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