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Prompt 163 Found treasure

June 26, 2013

Thank you for embarking on this writing journey. We are at the final prompt of our poem series on the protagonist. The journey ends.

Hurrah! There is a treasure. Your protagonist was on a quest and now he/she has found…a pearl of wisdom. Haven’t you been thinking about the prize all this while? The end of a journey brings a prize, doesn’t it? In the movie, Life is Beautiful, a Jewish father who went to concentration camp made up a story to his young son that the prize was going to be a real life-sized tank. Don’t ask me. It’s a macho thing. When the war ended, an American tank trundled into the camp and the boy’s eyes lit up. So now the story of your protagonist ends. Tell us how the story ends. Actually the story doesn’t really end, but there is a sense of an ending. Whatever it is he/she got stuck with has come to a head. But poets, do an art movie version instead of a Hollywood version. A resolution that is really not “the last word”, not the final amen. But a treasure nonetheless.

Bells and whistles! This is the tenth and final poem in the series. If you have been writing a series, then the idea is that the protagonist will somehow tie all your poems together so there was a kind of storyline going on. If you haven’t been writing a poem series, you may write a random poem.

Please link your poem to this post once it’s written. You have all week to write. Thank you for sharing your protagonist’s journey. You totally rock.

Next Thursday, we’ll see you for a new prompt.

  1. June 26, 2013 5:27 pm

    The ending I wrote to my poem series can be found here.

  2. June 26, 2013 10:01 pm

    Hey all! My last post here was quite a few prompts ago, but it’s great to be back.

    I haven’t been following the series, but this piece is definitely about the end of a journey, of sorts.

    Into the Mighty Falls

  3. June 27, 2013 10:07 am

    Forgive me. But first, glad thanks to my poem bright other self, Irene, for doing this wondrous poem prompt series! Lots of thanks. That said, I’ve been mostly poemless for some while yet didn’t want this series to conclude without some appreciative effort from me. So my response, write all ten (briefly) as one. Rather rough, but in the spirit of play.

    adam’s apple

  4. June 27, 2013 11:05 am

    I present to you Aanteekwa’s Epistle to Steelville.

  5. June 29, 2013 10:27 am

    Another that doesn’t follow any series, but: California

  6. June 29, 2013 12:04 pm

    Well, this has been fun. A Ruby in the Gravel sort of wraps things up. If anyone is interested or just looking to kill some time, the whole group of Aunt Sister poems (and, if I get around to it, all the Gatewelder pieces) can be found Here

    • June 29, 2013 5:33 pm

      Maybe there’ll be a sequel. Hmmm.

  7. June 29, 2013 8:23 pm

    Last poem, in which Marion and Murphy help a friend and learn a tough lesson.…-help-a-friend/

  8. July 1, 2013 3:04 pm

    Thanks for the challenge, Irene.


    And for anyone who might be interested the entire piece can be found here:

  9. July 1, 2013 5:01 pm

    The final installment can be found at

  10. July 8, 2013 7:36 am

    At last. Finally. Loved the challenge, Irene. I hope I did your efforts proud.

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