Friday, November 27, 2015

2015 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 27

I’ll admit it. I feel like I’m limping to the finish line with my experiment to write a story in verse. Some of the prompts kept me moving in a straight line, but I’ve been twisted around a bit the past week or so. Oh well, I’ve got plenty of stuff to revise and re-create in December and beyond.

For today’s prompt, write a leftovers poem. With Thanksgiving in the rear view, many people may have leftover food in their refrigerators. Others may wish they had leftovers. Regardless of the holidays, some folks feel like leftover people or that they live a leftover life.


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Here’s my attempt at a Leftovers poem:

“No Leftovers”

The one thing about being a vampire
is that we don’t do leftovers,
not because we’re picky;

rather, we’re allergic–
as feeding on cold blood
causes us a hot death.


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 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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