Robert Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry prompt on Writers Digest

For this week’s prompt, write a new surroundings poem. The new digs could be a house, new work environment, the great outdoors, hotel room, etc. It can be exciting, sad, scary, and about any other emotion you can imagine.


By John Yeo

The postman just brought something,

The flap clatters and falls

I put my teacup on the table 

Then slowly I enter the hall.

The cat follows, rubbing my leg,

A picture postcard lies on the mat.


I slowly bend to examine,

The beautiful pictures stand out.

Palm trees beaches and blue skies

Green trees and flowery sunshine.

I turn to the writing over

A message of love and care.


We are having a holiday Granddad,

We really wish you were here.

I turn to look at my view

Concrete flats and factories where.

With smoking chimneys and traffic,

The contrast is shockingly clear.


I have lived in this flat alone now

For five and twenty years.

Sometimes I hear from the family,

None of them ever come here

 I pick up the postcard again

My mind flies to new surroundings.


I wish I was there.

Copyright (c) Written by John Yeo~ All rights reserved.


Robert Brewers~April~Poem-A-Day~Poetry prompts

As luck would have it, today is a Tuesday, which means we’re facing a “Two-for-Tuesday” prompt. For folks new to the challenge, you can choose one prompt, write to both, or try to mix them together in one poem. Here are the prompts:

  1. Write a beginning poem. Today is the beginning of this challenge. It’s also the beginning of April. But there are so many other beginnings: Beginning of a relationship, beginning of school, beginning of the rest of your life, and so on. Pick a beginning to write about.
  2. Write an ending poem. Often, though not always, beginnings come as the result of an ending. Sometimes endings are cause for disappointment, heartbreak, or numbness. Other times, endings are celebrated. Capture an ending today.
Beginning Poem
by John Yeo
What will the future hold for you?
So small, so petite so, vulnerable,
We waited for your arrival with bated breath
With highs and lows and loving care
We counted the minutes in silent prayer.
A tiny heart beats in your tiny body
Our blood flows through your veins
You will grow up in a world ever changing
The future is yours as you grow stronger
We will always be with you as long as we can
 Our life with you is our new beginning.
Copyright © Written by John Yeo~All rights reserved