Experienced PAD-ers knew it was coming, because this prompt always shows up on one Tuesday or another.
For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt:
- Write a love poem. Or…
- Write an anti-love poem.
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Here’s my attempt at a Love and/or Anti-Love Poem:
“in other words”
i’ve tried to leave you
but i run better than i hide
& when you find me
you always show your better side
so i guess i could try running
but we both know how that game ends
& there’s always a chance
you’ll tire of hunting me down again
Robert Lee Brewer loves writing love poems, especially ones that could turn either way at a moment’s notice. That sort of vulnerable tension is what helps a high seem higher and a low seems lower. He’s kind of bummed that there are only four days of this year’s challenge left to go.
Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he gets to do a million things to help writers find more success with their writing (including this blog). He’s also the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53).
Connect with him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
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- Michael Dylan Welch: Poet Interview.
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