Friday, April 15, 2016

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 15

Somehow, we’ve already Bon Jovi’d our way to the half-way there mark of this challenge. Let’s make it the rest of the way home.

For today’s prompt, write a poem with at least four of the following eight words:

  1. flat
  2. ring
  3. lavish
  4. vessel
  5. paper
  6. blacklist
  7. gaudy
  8. tooth

Of course, ambitious poets will immediately try using all eight words, but four will do if you’re just trying to get through today’s prompt.


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Here’s my attempt at a Four out of Eight Words Poem:


If you wish to blacklist me,
there’s no need for lavish designs
or gaudy conventions:

A simple three-ring binder will do
as a vessel to hold a flat
piece of paper with my name,

a curl of hair, and a baby tooth.


roberttwitterimageRobert Lee Brewer usually has no idea what he’s going to write for these prompts until he sits down and writes them–like everyone else. He doesn’t stress out about it either. Rather, he gives himself about five to ten minutes to come up with something. If he likes the poem, he figures he can revise it later.

Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he gets to do a million things to help writers find more success with their writing (including this blog). He’s also the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53).

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