#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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#APRPAD – Day 1

This month, I decided to participate in the Poem-A-Day challenge. I’ve been writing a lot of poetry over on my Patreon (now closed), and I’ve really been enjoying it. It’s such a different muscle to work and flex than novel writing (or blogging), and I hope to keep building and improving my skills in that […]

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