Poetry topic idea: distraction

Today’s poetry topic idea is distraction.  There are different ways the idea could be worked into poetry.

A poet could write about being distracted.  They could write about trying to do one thing while other things compete for their attention.  The other things could be external, like another person in the room wanting something, or internal, in that the person is distracted because they are thinking about something.

A poet could write about one person distracting another person.  One person might distract another for various reasons.  Maybe someone is trying to steal from someone else, and so they distract them so they can do so.  Maybe a person is trying to get someone not to see something, like the mess in another room, and so they distract them so they won’t notice it.  There are other ideas.

As another idea, a poet could try to write a poem in a situation in which they are distracted.  For example, a poet who has trouble focusing when there is noise around, could try to write a poem in a noisy place.  The idea would be to see what result there is.

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