Prompt April 9 2020

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Today’s prompt is a light-hearted one. You have heard songs with a slew of popular culture references, such as “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel or “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron. The lyrics of these songs are widely available. I have linked them here for a quick reference.

Write a poem that refers to several pop culture items. Your poem can be light-hearted, or it could deal with any topic that is relevant to today’s climate or future. Have fun with it.

To those who have checked-in with me with their reasons for not writing daily or not posting, don’t worry. You can write as many or as few as your life’s demands permit you. You can always write something that isn’t inspired by a particular prompt. The Academy of American Poets states the motivation behind the NPM on their website.

National Poetry Month was launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 to remind the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. 

So, the point is to keep poetry alive and thriving by making sure the poets stay relevant. As usual, you can post your poem here if you like. You will need a password. Write to theliterarynest@gmail.com if you need the password.

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