Poetry Challenge 26

Kids Writing

Today is the first day of the Alaska Summer Research Academy, which started as a science camp for grades 7-11 and has now expanded into the arts. My friend Terry and I will be doing the Creative Writing module—this will be my third summer working with the Academy.

So, here’s our introductory prompt—which I learned from Derick Burleson: Write four lies and one true thing. We’ll be making a group poem of lies, etc. For you, however, find a way to weave the lies into the poem so that they reveal something about the true thing. Be sure you write the lies first—and put them aside for a while so that they surprise you when you encounter them again to finish this prompt.

Post your poem as a comment and I’ll add them to this post—and maybe some of the campers’ responses.

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