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Are you an author in search of a short story idea? Are you a poet looking for a muse or inspiration from which to draw out your verse? Check out our idea pages before or after you write. Move the switch to either Story Ideas or Poem Ideas. Enjoy!

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Poem Idea - New Year's Eve

The emotions that enter into play when starting a new year bring back many memories and encourage fresh beginnings all at the same time. At what point do we realize it is the start of something new? At what point do we consider this a possible do-over? At what point does this day actually become special? Is there a significance in this event any more? Or, has it just become a day to watch football and take a day off work or recover from the extensive celebrations you enjoyed the evening prior?

Reach deep within yourself and touch the details of the day from a particularly good time in your life. Write about the emotions. Then, return to yet another time when things were not looking so good and you were looking for an opportunity to right the ship. Write about the hopes. What ever your focus in this verse, draw from experience and build on the emotion. Remember poems are simple, but have all the power of a story in a little, tiny space. Post it here, or share elsewhere, but write and enjoy…

Poem Idea - New Year's Eve

The emotions that enter into play when starting a new year bring back many memories and encourage fresh beginnings all at the same time. At what point do we realize it is the start of something new? At what point do we consider this a possible do-over? At what point does this day actually become special? Is there a significance in this event any more? Or, has it just become a day to watch football and take a day off work or recover from the extensive celebrations you enjoyed the evening prior?

Reach deep within yourself and touch the details of the day from a particularly good time in your life. Write about the emotions. Then, return to yet another time when things were not looking so good and you were looking for an opportunity to right the ship. Write about the hopes. What ever your focus in this verse, draw from experience and build on the emotion. Remember poems are simple, but have all the power of a story in a little, tiny space. Post it here, or share elsewhere, but write and enjoy…

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