2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 6

Today’s prompt comes from a long-time Poetic Asides poetry dude (and super nice guy), Walt Wojtanik.

Here’s Walt’s prompt (a Two-for-Tuesday prompt) which is actually two prompts:

  1. Write a Left Poem.
  2. Write a Right Poem.

Umm… With today being Election Day in the States, there are, of course, political implications to Walt’s prompt. If you go that route, please be respectful of conflicting views (it’s about the poetry, not the politics, on this blog). If you decide to go the directional route, then be respectful of people with two left feet or who are always right, especially people who are always right who happen to have two left feet.

Robert’s attempt:


He said he was right
and left the room. She
decided to right
a wrong and left him
alone with his right
to exit stage left.


Thank you, Walt, for the direction on Day 6! Click here to learn more about Walt.


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149 thoughts on “2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 6

  1. Juanita Lewison-Snyder

    Political Animals
    by Juanita Lewison-Snyder

    The Donkey came first back in 1828
    when Andy Jackson was running for Prez.
    Labeled a “Jackass” for his populist views,
    he turned that into quite the campaign tool
    convincing the Demos the Ass humble,
    courageous, resourceful, and loyal.

    The elephant came later in 1864
    first as a fluke in some Lincoln campaign lit,
    then again ten years later in a political cartoon
    when an Ass dressed in lion skins intimidated
    a menagerie of zoo critters, save for an intelligent
    Pachyderm who remained strong, steady, and true.

    Democrat or Republican, which are you?

    © 2012 by Juanita Lewison-Snyder

  2. ivywriter

    I’m still playing catch up with the chapbook challenge:

    Poem #1: I know my Rights!

    I have to be right all of the time

    even when I know I’m wrong

    even when I know I’m lost the battle

    to get my point across.

    Even when I’ve beat you over the head

    with my point

    to view

    my way

    through my eyes

    through my

    somewhat squewed


    I have to be right all of the time

    because if I don’t

    think I’m right

    Who will?

    Poem #2: GPS Haiku

    What if I turn left?

    Who will help me go right?

    Find Your Directions

    c) Kellea Tibbs and march thirty one, 2012. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of original march thirty one material without express and written permission from the author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.


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