Tuesday, November 24, 2015

2015 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 24

For experienced PAD challengers, today’s final “Two for Tuesday” prompt was likely easy to guess:

  1. Write a love poem.
  2. Write an anti-love poem.

Your choice.


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Here’s my attempt at a Love and/or Anti-Love poem:


Jesse came in the night
& Clara was ready alright
for them both to take flight

beneath the silver moon
but their trip ended soon
as Jesse was a mere goon

a pawn for his master
who a hundredfold faster
& intent upon disaster

he took Clara in his arms
without a hint of charm
& intent on causing harm

so she let out a shriek
& he left her there…weak


roberttwitterimageRobert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He edits Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine.

This is his eighth year of hosting and participating in the November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Chapbook Challenge. He can’t wait to see what everyone creates this month–not only on a day-by-day basis, but when the chapbooks start arriving in December and January. Fun, fun, fun.

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.


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