From Icebreaker to Poem

This week’s prompt is an adaptation of a great ice-breaker activity in which many of you may have participated at some point in your lives; but  instead of getting to know your peers, you get to write a poem.

Write three statements, two of which are true and one which COULD be true, but is not. Use the premise of these statements as a basis for a poem in which the reader cannot easily discern if the speaker is reliable. This may feel like a perfect prompt for a narrative poem, but experiment and see what develops.

Most of all, have fun!

1 thought on “From Icebreaker to Poem

  1. Roy Beckemeyer

    The result of my “truth or lie” exercie – thought I would try for as succinct a poem as I could, thus this haiku:

    muttering “love you”
    they look in each other’s eyes –
    see truth drowning there

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