"I know at last what distinguishes man from animals: financial worries."
This week we offer a very broad topic for you to run wild on with your imagination. When you see the word “Animal” what is the first creature that pops in your head? A lion, a tiger, a bear…oh my! Ok that was a bit of a reach there I know it, but seriously, what is the first thing that you think when you see the word animal. Do you envision cute and cuddly or large and ferocious? Does your favorite pet capture your thoughts or do you wonder about nature? Whatever you think of we hope that it inspires you to write.
This week’s prompt does not have to be specifically about an animal, just as long as the poem mentions an animal of any sort that will suffice. It can be deep, dark and dreary like Poe’s “The Raven” or it can be as subtle as saying “my heart fluttered as if it were the wings of a butterfly” and the rest of the poem pursues the idea of…gag, cough, wheeze…true love.
Unleash your inner animal and let it come roaring out of your pen and onto your paper. We can’t wait to see what kind of zoo you will turn Poets United into this week.
If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.
There 3 simple rules:
1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.
2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.
3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.