#APRPAD – Days 10-15

The next mini-collection of poetry is here! For this month, I really am trying to stick to all the prompts from Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog over on Writer’s Digest. You can see his daily posts + prompts over there. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am writing these daily (sometimes late […]

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#APRPAD – Days 7, 8, & 9

I have been writing my poem-a-day each day! I just haven’t been publishing them right away here on the ol’ blog. In fact, I think going forward I might end up doing mini-batches like this one. What do you think? Today I’ll be sharing my Day 7 poem (Jealousy) (Haiku), Day 8 poem (Lucky Number) […]

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#APRPAD – Day 6

The internet is down at my house today, so I am attempting to do all of this via mobile. I’m having trouble getting links copied/working, so for now, you just get the poem – no prompt or previous days. Check back for an update… After the Show The applause rings out And the curtain falls […]

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#APRPAD – Day 5

Prompt: Steal (or Steel) Harder Than Steel Lonely hearts romanticize the idea of love.Only those who have seen all the facets of it,Virulent, passionate, consuming – like a flame –Escape the notions that love is somehow weak or soft.Anyone who has experienced it, even for a moment,Surrenders to the reality that it can save you,Though […]

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#APRPAD – Day 4

Prompt: Painter Poem Pierre-Auguste Renoir It’s The Swing that I see firstThe light filtering in from behind meAs I walk across the wooden floorOf the second story of the old train depotThat has been transformedInto one of the most beautiful museums in the world. Everyone else was aghast and in aweAs we made our way […]

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#APRPAD – Day 3

Prompt: An Animal PoemPoetic Form: Haiku Sonnet Paws I sometimes wish that IHad four paws instead of feetTo move through the world. I have found that ILove creatures with four paws moreThan ones with two legs. Their quiet natureAnd their infinite patienceSoothes my weary soul. And I think that ICould be a better personIf I […]

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#APRPAD – Day 2

Prompt: Best Case/Worst Case Left Field Fly Now at bat, he taps his feet and sets his stanceSquaring his shoulders to prepare for the pitch.The catcher signals, and with merely a glance,He knows there’s been a last minute switch.The curve won’t do on a day like this.They hope the slider will sail past.But the batter […]

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