2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18

For today’s prompt, write a poem that uses the following six words:

  • band
  • logic
  • pack
  • web
  • froth
  • clean

You can write a sestina, villanelle, free verse, or haiku. Just be sure to use the six words in any possible combination that you can manage.


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Here’s my attempt at a Six Words poem:

“an aside”

before the internet & before
the web, i packed together
poems & local band reviews

in a clean fanzine titled:
faulty mindbomb (my logic
frothing at the mouth)


roberttwitterimageRobert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He edits Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine.

He published six issues of Faulty Mindbomb when he was in high school. The last issue was published with money he received from pawning the bass guitar and amp that were going to lead him to rock stardom.

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93 thoughts on “2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18

  1. stepstep


    Until now, there was no music
    Nor logic to the music but
    After a pack of truth made the music clean
    The band carried a web of tunes
    With froth nothing could deny.


  2. Juanita Lewison-Snyder

    by juanita lewison-snyder

    oh band of gold with martyr charge
    let loose thy ruinous logic,
    for you pack unwanted drama upon
    those who dare tightrope across
    web strands you once thought stalwart.
    adulteress spiders are a tricky lot
    mistaking true love for froth,
    they clean and tidy obscenity for
    the myth of “Happily Ever After.”

    © 2016 by Juanita Lewison-Snyder


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