Don’t Panic Poetry Prompt: Water

Don’t Panic Poetry Prompt: Water
November 29, 2017 No Comments » Don't Panic Poetry Prompt, For Authors, Writing Prompts Stacy Overby

Welcome to the Don’t Panic Poetry prompt. We give you four different parts to the prompt. Choose one or choose them all, it’s up to you to decide. Here’s what you’ve got to work with this week:

1)      The element of water.

2)      The feel of water

3)      This image: 

4)      And for the classical form: The Common Measure or Ballad Measure. Here’s a link to more information about this form –

You’ve got two weeks to come up with a poem based on one or more of these elements. Post links to or what you wrote here. The next prompt will go live on December 10th, 2017. A winner will be selected out of all entries to be featured on OWS Ink, the new reader-focused arm of Our Write Side.

Now, don’t panic, go write, and remember the open call currently up here at OWS for poetry with an elemental theme!

Stacy Overby Stacy Overby is a columnist and graphic designer at Her short stories and poems have been featured in multiple anthologies, online, and in lit journals. Scath Oran is her first solo poetry collection, and her debut full length novel, Tattoos: A Black Ops Novel is coming out soon. She is the program director for an adolescent dual diagnosis treatment program by day and an author by night. Her day job provides inspiration for many of her stories. When not at work or writing, she and her husband are playing with their son, hiking, camping, or involved in other outdoor activities – if it is not too cold. She, along with her social media contacts, can be found at

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