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Prompt #20, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

September 22, 2010

Exceptions To The Rule

Rules are made to be broken, as they sometimes say. So now it’s your turn to confess! What rules have you broken? Did you break new ground right here with your poem perhaps? Or did you illustrate how you perceive “rules” in the big wide world, or right down to your personal life? The ones you keep, the ones you turn away, or the ones where you turn the other cheek. Now’s your opportunity to bend our ears!

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!


Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

  1. September 22, 2010 12:55 am

    This was an interesting prompt. Thank you.

    • September 22, 2010 8:10 am

      Dear Mary, I comment here as there are times blogspot won’t complete to publish with my wp ID.
      Poem really illustrates how the trust of the poem’s character is tested again and again, especially trust that others will follow the rules. Yet she persists to follow the rules and I found that uplifting, a display of civility or a cultured life as umamaheswari commented.

  2. September 22, 2010 12:58 am
    A very daring old biddy wrote this!

  3. Irene permalink*
    September 22, 2010 1:02 am

    I kind of cheated. Well, not really. Just feeling like a fish out of water.

    if fish could teach

  4. September 22, 2010 1:03 am

    Here’s my poem for today:

  5. September 22, 2010 1:30 am

    Vivinfrance posted a rant for this prompt. Mine is reply and it does stick to the prompt rather well:

    ode to un-punctuated verses

  6. September 22, 2010 1:33 am

    Interesting prompt, although I ended up going in a different direction than anticipated.

    • September 22, 2010 8:37 am

      OK, I chose my WP profile and could not get reply to stick. Here it is.
      Really like the statements followed with the parenthetical thoughts/replies. Feel inspired to try to use this method. Also enjoyed the image of a personified religion slicing a person into pieces. Such an image this gave me.

    • September 24, 2010 9:12 am

      Two days, two tries, sorry but can’t get past the blogger comment guard.

      Thanks for the poem Pamela. Bold statement (and parenthesised to boot). Appreciate your not being shy. 🙂

  7. September 22, 2010 1:45 am

    I’m feeling lighthearted!

  8. September 22, 2010 2:48 am

    Good idea for the prompt; I just couldn’t come up with anything concrete.      Game Changer

  9. September 22, 2010 4:27 am

    Prompts always have a way of leading me into slightly askew paths—

  10. September 22, 2010 6:14 am

    And here I thought I was a law abiding citizen! hmmm

  11. September 22, 2010 6:22 am

    Here is my offering for the week (kind of long):


    I decided to focus on others breaking culturally and religiously established rules for this poem. Not for the squeamish.

  12. September 22, 2010 6:22 am

    A pretty mediocre attempt: Room for the Holy Spirit

    • September 22, 2010 9:25 am

      Really struck by selection of simple object of a peach and how negotiated as to who eats. The simple example hums in my brain about how everyday acts governed by ‘rules’ which can be followed or overturned. Thank-you.

  13. September 22, 2010 10:00 am

    A rather unexpected result. (Some uncomfortable I’ll confess.) But so be it, then and now.

    Exception to the rule

  14. September 22, 2010 10:32 am

    this one surprised and hurt… On Friendship

  15. September 23, 2010 12:09 am

    Here is my poem for the prompt:

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