( Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #323 – Outsmart)
All of my life, I have only been thinking that
I out smarted him, how dare he could outsmart me,
Or how could he have outsmarted someone else
before I tried outsmarting him differently,
or he could outsmart me simply because
He had the luck on his side on all aspects,
Certainly not because, he had all that needed to outsmart me,
But all of my life I have neither been thinking
nor even searching for simplest of words to convey,
It doesn’t really matter who outsmarted whom before
Time really outsmarts every one of us.
Good evening and see you next time.
Guidelines- Weekend Writing Prompt #323: This weekend your challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 96 words using the word “Outsmart”.
The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose. You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you. The only rules are these:
- your poem / prose must contain this week’s word (see note below). The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
- the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge. No more. No less.
- A note on the word: you can use any variation of the word (for example: call, calls, calling, called etc). If you find you are struggling to use this week’s word you may substitute it for a synonym – just include a note to explain the swap. Remember, this is supposed to be fun! 🙂
Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!