Sunday, April 24, 2016

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 24

I want to thank those who grabbed a copy of my Solving the World’s Problems collection yesterday. For a brief moment, the book cracked Amazon’s top 100,000 list, which isn’t bad for a 3-year-old collection of poems. If you missed out yesterday and want to order a copy today, click to continue.

For today’s prompt, write a poem in which something is lost and then regained. Maybe a relationship is lost and then regained, or a special keepsake. Maybe it was stolen and won back. Or maybe it was in your possession the whole time, but you just didn’t know it.


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Here’s my attempt at a Lost and Regained Poem:

“summer songs”

in autumn
i think
that’s it
summer gone

& with it
goes all those
summer songs
with summer beats
& sweet retreats

summer love lost
like summer heat
but maybe
summer never
really leaves

& autumn is
a summer ruse
a chance to sing
those soft
summer blues


roberttwitterimageRobert Lee Brewer promises that today is the last one on which he’ll promote his poetry collection in the opening paragraph. After all, he’s been mentioning the book all month in the paragraph below this one–as all you bio-reading readers know. By the way, thank you for reading all these bio notes throughout the month. I hope they’ve been somewhat fun to read; I’ve had fun writing them.

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).

Connect with him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.


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