Poetics Aside Prompt: Take the phrase “How to (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.
How to love your teen-age child;
with much kindness and patience
How to acquire much kindness and patience;
with much pleading in prayer
How to inspire much pleading in prayer;
love your * teen-ager
© Janet Martin
* a little history on the 'teen-ager'.