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Prompt #114, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

July 18, 2012


Carved in stone

a community poem prompt

We Write Poems:  

Julie asked us to write our own “epitaph” as a poem.  A worthy and provocative prompt we think.  While happily not yet to be actually “carved in stone”, it leaves this poem open to such a broad range of introspective opportunity.

In terms of “brevity” this prompt also implies some consideration for getting to the core essentials about how we feel regards both ourselves and life in general.  We provided some example material, but of course, your desire, your path for the poem to follow.  Maybe you’d share with us some background on the approach you took to write this poem.  Time now to let us see your result!

A sincere thanks to Julie for suggesting this challenging prompt!

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. Rinkly Rimes permalink
    July 18, 2012 1:14 am

    Not wanted on voyage!

  2. Irene permalink*
    July 18, 2012 2:37 am

    Wrote one in jest, folks!

    she writes an epitaph

  3. July 18, 2012 5:00 am

    I don’t know if I did this right but I had fun!! Thank you, Julie for the prompt!

  4. July 18, 2012 7:04 am

    Interestingly, I found this kind of revitalizing! Here is my epitaph.

  5. July 18, 2012 7:19 am

    This was an unexpected result. As I was considering what to write, I realized I already had, several years ago (although not directly intended as such back then). And the more I looked, the more appropriate and accurate it felt in many regards. So you’ll pardon please, my doing a little dusting, here to offer this…


  6. July 18, 2012 7:43 am

    It’s good to be forced to think in these terms from time to time. Choosing what we would like said instead of letting others paint a different picture. Whoever does do mine, please be kind!

  7. July 18, 2012 8:13 am

    If you need me, here’s Where You’ll Find Me.

  8. July 18, 2012 8:30 pm

    Rest in Peace

    • July 19, 2012 6:16 am

      Mike, my computer isn’t letting me leave a comment on your site… interesting interpretation. Thanks for sharing.

  9. July 18, 2012 9:17 pm

    here is mine…..POET’S EPITAPH @

  10. July 18, 2012 11:20 pm

    This was difficult, and the material I had to work with was uninspiring!

  11. Irene permalink*
    July 18, 2012 11:34 pm

    So glad this epitaph prompt happened! Thanks Julie! I think it does take the wind out of a laden breath. Oops, I mean it’s kinda fun. Well if you haven’t written one for yourself, you know you wanna. C’ isn’t a long memoir is it?

  12. July 19, 2012 9:58 am

    Late to the party. Thank you! 🙂

  13. July 20, 2012 1:25 am

    The Late Little Pencil. Haven’t been here in a long while, but this prompt was found on Joseph’s site. Sorry I have not been around here much… Peace, Amy

    • Irene permalink*
      July 21, 2012 4:52 pm

      Well we’re bound to keep bumping into each other in the blogosphere even if we’re in different poeming cars! Glad you got inspired by the prompt, Amy.

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