We made it. Day 30! Now scramble up to the peak with me and jump up and down in celebration. Another PAD challenge completed!
Before the prompt, a couple quick notes:
- A Quick Note on Being Respectful. Check out this post from last night to understand what I don’t expect on this blog, but also, learn how to efficiently report questionable comments and poems.
- 2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge Rules! Check out this post for details on how to submit a chapbook for the FREE competition part of this challenge, including how many poems to include, what files types I prefer, etc.
For this month’s final prompt, write an “against all odds” poem. I often feel like we have to fight against the odds, the elements, the technology, etc., to complete these challenges, but there are so many other scenarios that involve someone or something working against all odds to make something happen. Thank you so much, everyone, for helping to make this another great challenge!
Here’s my attempt:
The VP says he’s not the answer;
the coach says he’d fail in a normal
offense; and for his part, he agrees
with them as he wills his team to wins
after all hope would really be lost.
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