Poetry Challenge #48-It's Hump Day!

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It’s Hump Day—WHOOOO hooooooooo.

If your hooooo, like mine, comes out less robust that’s per other days, even the Oxford Dictionary acknowledges how “Wednesday, regarded as the midpoint of a typical working week, is hump day and perhaps the toughest day of the week."

Getting up and over that Wednesday hump is such a widely shared high hurdle, there’s an International Hump Day Facebook page for folks needing  extra support. There’s even a song (and you know we love songs!) 

However, rather than wallowing in Hump Day frustration ruinination consternation, we are going to rise to the occasion and use Hump Day as a source of Inspiration:

Poetry Challenge #48

Hump Day


Lots of things have humps. Quickly list as many as you can. Here’s a few to set you thinking:


Hills have humps, whales have humps, camels, too—some one, some twothe Hunchback of Notre Dame had a huge hump which caused him pain, shame & ultimately fame.

Write a poem about one of the humps you listed, or the hump itself. And since the reward following the long trudge up to the end of the Wednesday is sliding through Thursday toward the weekend, bonus points if you shape your poem so it looks like a slide.


Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.


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For more on the history of Hump Day (and that song) read  Kelly-Lynne’s most excellent post. 

Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge at least 862 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you.  If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem. Scroll down and click on the comments.

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