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The Daily Prompt – October 1 – “An Ode to October”


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.

The Prompt:

October seems to be most people’s favorite month, so for today, we’re asking you to write a poem titled, “An Ode to October.”

For those who don’t know the formula for an ode – which is probably 90% of you, and that’s honestly okay – you can venture here for a simple guide.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

2 comments on “The Daily Prompt – October 1 – “An Ode to October”

  1. The Running Son
    October 1, 2013

    I’d give my spleen and half my green
    to be half as fly as Charlie Sheen.
    You gotta see him: he’s an F-18
    deploying assassins in mass jet-streams

    like tiger’s blood, strafing, a mere smudge
    in his briefs before his first cup of coffee.
    Dude freaks out on TV, makes a scene,
    and with Anger Management loves violently.

  2. Arianna Burleson
    October 2, 2013

    “An Ode to October”.
    Daylight isn’t around as much
    It starts to get colder
    Halloween is almost here
    Another year, I’m getting older
    I need some time off
    I can’t wait for the summer
    The October sky is good
    Dark, cold, lonely, like me
    The music plays better
    My spirits adapt to the dark
    As far as life, I’m at my best
    It’s the only month
    Where I’m not sad, but not really happy
    Content is a better description
    I wish it could be October
    All year long
    I wish in a year
    I’ll go away and be found
    October will always be here
    Even if I’m not around.

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