Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a travel poem.

For today’s prompt, write a travel poem. The travel could be physical travel, in which case you could write about modes of transportation or arrival/departure locales (or places in between). But some people travel in their minds. And don’t forget time travel.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at a Travel Poem:

“To Eternia,” by Robert Lee Brewer

When I was young, I was sure that
I would ride my own Battle Cat
like He-Man did in the cartoons
with nice heroes and mean buffoons
like Evil-Lyn and Skeletor,
or Trap Jaw, Tri-Clops, and Stinkor–
all characters, but also toys
aimed primarily at us boys,
though now my daughter likes to play
episodes of She-Ra all day,
so maybe I won’t ride a cat
or have all the power of that
Castle Grayskull or whatever
reminds me of youth forever.

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