poetry 101 rehab: missing

Do you miss the Writing 201 Poetry course by the Daily Post? If so, then join this blogging challenge and let the poetry flow!


How does it work?

Feel free to answer the prompt, twist it or ignore it; write a poem of your own or share a poem by another author. Write about your inspiration, your creative process or other poetry related thoughts, but this is in no way obligatory. Nothing is obligatory in this challenge. The idea is to get together, talk poetry and have fun!

How can you take part?

Anyone can take part, anytime you want. Publish your poetry post and add a link to it by clicking on the Poetry 101 Rehab badge below or share your link in a comment. Use the tag Poetry 101 Rehab, so we can find each other in the Reader.


I will act as your host, and I’ll be here for you to reply to your comments, read your poetry, like and comment. While this post is the starting point for the challenge, do visit fellow poets in the link-up and chat to them on their blogs!

This week’s prompt is MISSING.

something is


something that was


something that could have been


something that was


something is



or, is it


What will your take on the keyword MISSING be? Blog about it in a poetry post and share your link in the comments section of this post and by clicking on the Poetry 101 Badge above.

43 thoughts on “poetry 101 rehab: missing

  1. Or, “What’s Missing?” – http://wp.me/p5BCD4-gb

    Aside from sleep…I like writing late at night, the environmental track of surf pounding on a beach somewhere covering incidental noises. It occurred to me as I was writing, how strange it would be if we could write out our life’s stories beforehand and then follow the script, instead of sitting down somewhere in the middle and trying to arrange the pieces into a decent plot line and try to write a thrilling autobiography. I think that none of it really makes a story of its own accord. Missing the moment-by-moment thrills and suspense (if we’re fortunate) and at the end the main character always dies. Often, again, people are asking if I’ve ever thought of writing my autobiography, and I think, ‘No, it’s just that I can sit down and tell a good story.”

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    1. A lovely poem Liz, and I really like the way the poem builds both structurally and in terms of hope…bravo!
      But what I like even more are the words in the comment you left here, really plenty to think about.
      Now, sit down, write, and tell that story. Before the main character dies!
      We will read.

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      1. Thank you, Andy. I am more and more tempted by that idea as the years pass. Prudence would require a lot of “rescripting”, however. Maybe some more short stories. 😀


    1. I think that the prompts come directly to your email? Did you receive the invitation to the courses just before the start date? And thank you – of course – for another great contribution!


      1. Most welcome. I’ll probably do another poem for this prompt, as I just lumped yours in with a bunch of others when I was feeling ready to quit blogging (too busy, zero energy) 🙂


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