2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 1

And so it begins! Today is the first day of the 5th annual April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge on Poetic Asides. I can’t believe we’re turning five!

For today’s prompt, write a communication poem. The communication could be dialogue between two (or more people); a postcard correspondence; a letter; a voicemail; a text message; a series of tweets; or whatever. Heck, I guess a poem is a form of communication–so there’s really no way to screw up today’s prompt (outside of writing nothing at all). Let’s get this party started!

Here’s my attempt:

“An Urgent Message”

Respond now or we’ll send murderous
marauders to your house at midnight
who will kill you–leaving your children
and parents with nothing. All will be
lost. Cunning cats will prowl alleyways
as your grieving (and groveling) leftovers
wander the earth wondering why you could
do so little to protect them. You, who
received urgent messages and important
notices and special offers, threw
every correspondence into the garbage
can as if all we tried to offer were junk.


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654 thoughts on “2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 1

  1. In2theArtz

    This may be awkward but I must oblige.
    Well I bid you farwell for you mustn’t I.
    What are you saying??? That it isn’t so???
    No, I am saying that there’s isn’t hope….
    For I no longer know you or want to…
    Well this has sadden me…
    Well I shall not forgive you and this gladdens me…
    Fine I shall go
    Adieu and quickly haste for love isn’t fate
    No love isn’t fate……

  2. Huntress520

    “Who are you to say who I am and what I can be?”
    “I know who I am and the same can’t be said for you. Now you see?”
    “I am proud to not know who I am it means I can be who I want to when I decide.”
    “Who ever said that lied.”
    “It was you, before you choose to be so bitter.”
    “No. it was before I saw the world as it is. A disgusting place filled with trash by those who don’t care and freely litter.”
    “That’s the way you choose to see it, where I can see the good you only see the bad”
    “I opened my eyes and what I saw made me sad.”
    “where there is bad there is good, instead of being mad about it, stand up and make a difference.


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