Day 3 is traditionally one of those make it or break it days for poets. After all, it’s easy to show up for a couple dates, but it takes real commitment to keep coming back. You’re here, so I think you’ve got what it takes. Let the poems hit the floor!
For today’s prompt, write a message poem. Messages can be delivered in a variety of ways: postcard, e-mail, text message, letter in a bottle, smoke signals, secret codes, jumbotron proposals, etc. Also, messages themselves can be simple, complicated, nice, mean, happy, sad, and so on. Get at it!
Workshop your poetry!
Here’s my attempt at a message poem:
tell her that i love her
tell her i’ve been true
leave out all those kisses
that i shared with you
Today’s guest judge is…
Shaindel is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, A Brief History of Time (2009) and The Children’s War and Other Poems (2013), both from Salt Publishing.
She’s also the poetry editor for Contrary Magazine (www.contrarymagazine.com).
Find her online here: www.shaindelbeers.com.
Poems, Prompts & Room to Add Your Own for the 2014 April PAD Challenge!
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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems. He’s reading poetry in Austin (TX) with his wife Tammy for the next 4 days–good times. Learn more about him here: http://www.robertleebrewer.com/.
Find more poetic posts here:
- 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 1.
- 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 2.
- WD Poetic Form Challenge: Triversen.