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Where Were You?

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Begin a poem with the given first line: “Where were you?” 

Sometimes a line is all you need to get rolling. Try writing down this phrase ("Where were you?") and see what unravels. Perhaps your poem is about mystery, perhaps abandonment, perhaps love, perhaps a time in history or a geographical place. This line could lead to just about anything.

If you get stuck...

Close your eyes and see what image appears in your head. Describe this image in the second line(s).

If you're still stuck, try working with rhythm and sound. Could the given phrase be repeated throughout your poem? Could you play with words that begin with W? Words that rhyme with "you"?