Thursday Writing Prompt No. 2

Welcome to the second Thursday Writing Prompt. This week you’ll focus on the sound of words and use them to write a short poem. Don’t worry if poetry is not your bag; I promise not to make you stand up at a microphone and recite your stuff at a poetry slam.

For this week’s prompt, write a poem that rhymes (no blank or free verse) and has the following rhyme scheme: aa, bb, aa, bb, c. So you write a poem that’s nine lines long; lines 1, 2, 5, and 6 rhyme; lines 3, 4, 7, and 8 rhyme; and line 9 can do whatever it wants!

There are no word restrictions on this prompt, so use whatever words you want. But there is a subject restriction: you need to write your poem about a taxicab. It can be any kind of cab from any country, but it has to be a taxi — not a limo or bus or any kind of rental car.

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