Here we are: The final day, the final prompt. Ack! What’ll we do tomorrow? Well, okay, we’ll probably rest tomorrow. But if you’re full of energy, you can start working on your chapbook manuscripts. Click here for a reminder of the challenge guidelines.
For today’s prompt, write a disappearing poem. Simple as that. Just make sure you don’t disappear after the month is over. I’ve got some fun stuff planned for the blog in December, and we’ve got the Wednesday poetry prompts. And eventually, there’s the April PAD Challenge.
Here’s my attempt at a Disappearing Poem:
Some land is marked
as if by god
that no man should
land there and stay.
Five twisters in
fifteen years, more
than sixty dead,
and three followed
the exact same
is coming back.
Write a novel in 12 weeks!
Make it happen.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and saw first hand the destructive aftermath of the 1999 Moore tornado that killed 36 people and injured nearly 600 others. It was a sight that will forever be etched into his mind. Robert is the author of Solving the World’s Problems and a former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. He’s married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets (four boys and one princess). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
Check out a couple more poetic posts here:
- 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Guidelines. To truly finish this challenge, submit a 10-20 page chapbook manuscript, whether you’ve been commenting on the blog or not. That’s right, you silent types can participate too.
- Getting a Poetry Collection Published: From Submission to the Next Project. Earlier this year, I wrote an 8-part series on getting my first poetry collection published. That whole series is collected here; so if you’re interested in what’s involved, I lay my experience out in detail.