For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Everyone (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: “Everyone Thinks I’m Crazy,” “Everyone Knows the World Is Round,” “Everyone Needs to Leave Me Alone,” or whatever it is that everyone is doing (or not doing).
It was such a crowded affair.
I still don’t know what
Possessed me to even go there.
There were lines a mile long.
The sea of faces went on and on.
And to make matters worse,
It didn’t feel like I belonged.
I was so happy at the very end
When I finally told my friend,
“Sorry, next time you’re going alone.
I just can’t go through this again.”
I went on my way.
My friend went on their way.
I don’t know if we can call us friends anymore.
We never spoke to each again since that day.
Copyright © 2013 Andrew Hildreth