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Prompt #122, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

September 12, 2012


Words of Wisdom

We Write Poems:  

Perhaps it is a sort of classic question – If you could go back in time and impart a bit of wisdom to your sixteen year old self, what would you say?  Thus, our prompt for you this week.

How was this experience, examining this question for yourself?  Who are you now, and who were you then?  What have you learned along the way?  How might you best impart that learned wisdom to another you?  Those are only the obvious questions, however perhaps you found even more windows of questions coming to the front for you.

One can address this prompt in a rather straightforward manner, making a list of what we consider most import to suggest to a former self (assuming of course that we’ve figured out what’s wisdom and what’s not!).  Doing so tends to those first two questions.  However, that third, how do you pass that wisdom backwards, that’s a ticklish problem indeed.

Alright, now you get to say your answer to our prompt.  Color us curious!


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 12, 2012 12:34 am

    This one is a combination of several things


  2. September 12, 2012 1:16 am

    This one’s been sitting on my back burner all week, but I haven’t come up with anything to replace it, so – for better or for worse,

  3. September 12, 2012 1:39 am

    It imparts wisdom on friendship. Not strictly to the prompt:

  4. September 12, 2012 2:22 am

    Vacation May End That Day“: advise to my 16-year-old self

  5. September 12, 2012 4:21 am

    Fun process: the circle game comes true.

  6. September 12, 2012 4:59 am

    Hey guys I’ll only have time to read over the weekend, so busy that poeming has fallen off my radar practically.
    Interesting prompt actually.

    words of wisdom

  7. September 12, 2012 6:08 am

    Almost passed this one up, but then with the help of the short Elfje (OK times 5) form I was able to squeak in a few thoughts.

  8. September 12, 2012 7:32 am

    I was lacking inspiration on this one; I’ve never been good at giving or taking advice. 🙂

  9. September 12, 2012 7:36 am
    A poem lifting up the spirits. 🙂

  10. September 12, 2012 8:20 am

    I don’t know that it’s the wisest wisdom, but here it is: Ovillejo for Myself at Sixteen

  11. September 12, 2012 3:12 pm

    Mine is up. Tough one.

  12. September 13, 2012 12:08 pm

    This was a great exercise. Mine (late) is here:

  13. September 13, 2012 7:02 pm

    “I’m late… I’m late for a very important date.” Just returned from a few days away with family where inspirtion dawned with the following:
    My Favorite Day

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