12 Ideas for Poem Themes
Regardless of how much experience you have as a writer, there will always be a time when you have writer's block. When that happens, it doesn't matter if you are the next Stephen King or just an average Joe. You won't be able to think of what topic to use or even what style. You are stuck!
I know that feeling. I have been there many, many times. And like you, I didn't know how to get out of it. I tried everything. However, what always helps me get out of writer's block is writing something new and about something I care about.
To make things easier for everyone, here is a short list of the most used themes in poetry. This list will hopefully give you a kick - or at least a little budge - on what your next poem will be about.
Bad memories, good memories? Writing poems about someone close helps the reader relate to what is being said.
Romance always brings emotion. When speaking of a relationship, others fantasize about what they could have; forcing them to want more.
- Past relationships
Broken heart, love gone bad or just childhood memories. All mentioned have been proven to draw readers.
Have a funny story or just a friend you will never forget? Write about it! Just make sure it has rhythm.
- Friend betrayals
Tell your story. What happened to make you part?
Is there a certain TV show you just can't stop watching? How about that new book that just came out? Watch out for copyrights.
What do you do in your free time and what do you love about it? Share it with the world in meters!
Have a funny tale about an actor? Just be careful, you don't want to be sued in the process.
Aw, isn't that dog cute! And the way those leaves are blowing today, ohhhh the sunset. How much more perfect could it be - for a poem?
Don't you just hate the way those right wingers are controlling our government? And how about those left wingers? They just boil my cucumber!
The stars are beautiful tonight, Saturn is finally showing... I hope Mars doesn't get too jealous.
Lunch time in the cafeteria is always an adventure - not to mention all the drama that goes on during it. Drama is poetries best friend.
These are just some ideas for your next poetry theme. If nothing else, hopefully it helped you brainstorm for your own unique theme idea.