042 – Poem

  1. Write a short six-line poem/spoken word piece based on a topic you feel strongly about – this could be a current issue, something that happened throughout the day, or a particular emotion.
  2. If you want, the poem could be in the style of rhyming couplets.
  3. Share if you feel comfortable doing so.
  4. Discuss the poems and highlight any specific topics or issues that emerge. 


Notes: The exercise can be adapted to a specific theme, depending on the aims of the workshop. Be aware – not all participants may want to share.

Example: Reports from China surrounding the COVID-19 lockdown in the beginning of 2020 said many people were taking to writing blogs and creative writing to help them cope with emotions such as fear, loss, abandonment, insecurity or alienation.

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