2017 April PAD Challenge: Day 25

It’s time for that final two-for-Tuesday prompt of April. Regulars probably already know what the prompt is.

Here are the two prompts for today:

  • Write a love poem. The poem could be about lovers, but also the love of family, love between friends, or even loving your job, chocolate, or music. Or…
  • Write an anti-love poem. Maybe you’re a hater; that’s fine. We’ve got the anti-love poem prompt for you.

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Here’s my attempt at a Love and/or Anti-love Poem:

“deal or no deal”

i’ll fold all the laundry
& put it away too
if i can only get
one more sweet kiss from you

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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 (Press 53). He folds laundry, washes dishes, and writes poems about getting kisses.

Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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432 thoughts on “2017 April PAD Challenge: Day 25

  1. Jane Shlensky

    Architecture

    You build your love foundation up,
    its sturdy walls, its roofs and rooms,
    its windowed eyes receiving light,
    its solid floors, its doors secure.

    How lovely that you live in love,
    a dream so wondrous, so mundane,
    you wonder how you have deserved
    a life spent in the best you are.

    Time passes, sure, and roofs may leak;
    love needs fresh paint, constant upkeep,
    but you know this love has good bones,
    a quick remodel of weathered spots.

    Creaky and faded, still the beams
    are solid though in need of care.
    You build your love foundations up,
    a place two broken people share.

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