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Mirror, Mirror

Challenge Inside!

By Matthew FrommPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Mirror, Mirror
Photo by Manthan Gajjar on Unsplash

Fogged over mirror

Obscures the vanity and

unveils character


And now a challenge!

One of my favorite writing exercises is picking a random, mundane object and writing a poem about it in the 5-7-5 format. I've found it is a fantastic way to get the creative juices flowing. Now, I challenge you to do the same!

Rules are simple:

1. Write a poem about a mundane object in the 5-7-5 format.

2. Once published, drop the link into the comments below. This is the space from where I will draw the winner. It's not required to link back to this post, but it is appreciated. There is no limit to how many you can submit.

3. One week from now, I'll tip my three favorites $1.

Happy writing friends!



If you've enjoyed this, please leave a like and an insight below. If you really enjoyed this, tips to fuel my coffee addiction are always appreciated. All formatting is designed for desktops. All my works can be found below:

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About the Creator

Matthew Fromm

Full-time nerd, history enthusiast, and proprietor of random knowledge. The best way to find your perfect story is to write it yourself.

Here there be dragons, and knights, and castles, and quests for entities not wishing to be found.

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  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    Stopping back by to enter another Haiku. Hope you enjoy it. https://vocal.media/poets/beyond-the-pale-9f1s0alz

  • Anna about a month ago

    Hope I didn't miss the deadline with this one: https://vocal.media/poets/taking-over-367a0pkb

  • Penny Fullerabout a month ago
  • Thavien Yliasterabout a month ago

    "1. Write a poem about a mundane object in the 5-7-5 format." - I'm focused on that singular "a poem" Cause I know I could easily overdo it and flood Your comments section with a plethora of haikus.

  • Novel Allenabout a month ago

    I'm down with it. Thinking cap on.

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Feeling crappy - so here's a boundlessly cheerful one. https://vocal.media/poets/waxy-magic-sticks

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    Here's my silly take!! What great fun, Matthew!! https://vocal.media/poets/stealing

  • Kendall Defoe about a month ago

    I'm interested...

  • Anna about a month ago
  • Anna about a month ago
  • I just caught this so here is mine https://vocal.media/poets/bookmark-touc0iov

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    There you go, have another one - https://vocal.media/poets/shame-won-t-wash-away

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    My second go... great challenge! https://vocal.media/poets/rake-xejx0is6

  • Anna about a month ago

    Wow, I wanna try it!!😊

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    Fun idea! Enjoyed writing this one. https://vocal.media/poets/power-of-the-gods

  • Sonia Heidi Unruhabout a month ago

    Thanks for the fun diversion from what I was SUPPOSED to be writing! https://vocal.media/poets/tic-tac-tick-tock

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago
  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    Oh, I'm always such a fan of the 5-7-5 structure!! Love this!!

  • D. J. Reddallabout a month ago
  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    Cool challenge, Matt. Might have time for another. https://vocal.media/poets/elastic-souls

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

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