Hi! I wrote a poem for a contest but forgot to enter and missed the deadline. :p This was my first time writing a free verse poem from a prompt and with guidelines. I’ve written free verse poems before though. Any critiques are welcome 🙂
The guidelines were
-must start with “Dear (something)”
-30 word limit
I’m drowning in a sea of anxiety
Wind mutes his voice
Focused on my problems
I miss his outstretched hand
He calms the sea instead
I’m not sure about the last line…
Also what poem would you write with the guidelines?
I’m not sure who else to tag xD
I love the last line! I would recommend adding punctuation to the poem for clarity, possibly like this (for example), but how exactly you punctuate all depends on how you want to connect and break the thoughts:
I’m drowning in a sea of anxiety.
Wind mutes his voice.
Focused on my problems,
I miss his outstretched hand.
He calms the sea instead.
In general, it’s helpful to use commas, periods, and line breaks to keep the meaning clear in freeform. Otherwise it all starts to run together and the reader won’t know which phrases go with which thought.
Ambiverted INFP. Scribbles all the words. Names the plant friends. Secretly Edna the Piguirrel.