grown up creativity: writer’s digest chapbook poetry challenge

William Faulkner's Underwood Universal Portabl...

William Faulkner’s Underwood Universal Portable sits in his office at Rowan Oak, which is now maintained by the University of Mississippi in Oxford as a museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I recently started following Writer’s Digest‘s Poetic Asides editor, Robert Lee Brewer.  For the month of November, the challenge is to write a poem-a-day and submit your finished work for a Chapbook Challenge. I’m getting a late start (10 days in) but I’ve decided that since I haven’t written any poetry since National Poetry Month with the NaPoWriMo Challenge (, I thought November is as good a time as any to write new poetry. So here goes.

Find out the daily Chapbook Challenge prompts by visiting Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest at:

Prompt #1 is from Moriya Koleva

Mariya’s Prompt: Write a matches poem. The matches could be sticks that make fire. Or it could be matches from a game. Or the verb of “to match.” Or as in the phrase “He’s not a good match for you.” Or whatever other match you can make.

My poem:

prom date

When I went to prom

we wore matching outfits

purple and gold lace

my first bustier

you wore a matching cumberbund

and bowtie

too bad

our futures didn’t go together

no high school sweetheart for me


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