PAD Challenge Day 27

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The prompt for today is to write an end of the line poem. I’m really tired, so I’m totally winging this one today.

Should I call
Shouldn’t I call
The back and forth
Conversation with myself
Thinking of how to start
Of the things I would say
Interesting topics
Practicing my tone
Memorizing words
The phone in my hand
Grasping tightly
Dialing
Hanging up
Dialing
Ringing
Sweating
Hanging up
All the while
Unknowingly
An impatient
Hopeful
Almost disappointed person
Is waiting
For the phone to ring
At the other end of the line.

PAD Challenge Day 24: An Evening Poem

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Today’s prompt is to write an evening poem.

Tuck me in
A dark heavy blanket
Made of stars and sky
As you whisper
Cool night air
Like a kiss
From you
Carried across the miles
Caressing my face
Whispering
Goodnight

PAD Challenge Day 23

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Today’s prompt is to write a poem about exhaustion. I think I can handle that. 🙂

Walking faster
Waiting
For the moment that you stop
Speeding up my step
Hoping to catch up
Even if only to see you
The view of you walking away
Never waiting
Can’t we just sit a moment
Watch the rest of the world rush by
Maybe a little nap
Or lazing on the couch
Staying up late
Watching infomercials.

PAD Challenge Day 21: Fill In The Blank

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Today’s prompt is to fill in the blank, using the phrase ‘According To (blank). Here goes..

According To The Map of My Life

I pave new roads
Every day
Pushing forward
Without a compass
Looking behind
Writing unsent postcards
To the worlds I’ve passed through
Throwing them down
Before me
Like weathered stones
To step upon
Where I’ve been before
Only one place
I’d travel to again
The others
Never to revisit again.

PAD Challenge Day 20

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There are two prompt choices for today. I chose to write a poem about looking back.

I tried finding some musical inspiration.
Something to jar a memory.
Then this song played on my ipod.
I couldn’t come up with words.
Only a feeling that ended up being a lump in my throat.
I remembered.

PAD Challenge Day 19

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Today’s prompt is to write about a person using that person’s name in the poem.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Pretty girls in prairie dresses
Rolling down a hill
Bucktoothed ponderer
Who packed a punch
I really hated Nellie
But I loved her ringlets
She always hated you
Wasn’t Almonzo a little old for you?
Oh
Maybe that was just a show
And not real life.

PAD Challenge Day 16

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Today’s prompt is to write a death poem.

Sprawled upon the greenest grass
The sun shining warmly upon my skin
Looking up at sky so blue
Telling you about my day
Laughing about a silly story
We had once shared
Remember when’s
Quiet moments
In a field full of many
Rolling over
Arms hugging a mound of earth
With 6 feet of dirt between us
Above so warm
Beneath
So cold.

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