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2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 21

First, I just want to thank everyone who's voted for me so far for Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. It really means a lot to me, not to mention the nice comments poets have left there. (If you haven't voted but want to, click here to go to the post.)

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Second, we've made it through three weeks of poetry. Yay! Only a little more than one week left. We can do it!

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For today's prompt, take the phrase "According to (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Example titles might be: "According to Bob," "According to these instructions," "According to the government," "According to the sun," etc.

Here's my attempt:

"According to the time"

I should get out of bed and face this day
even if the sun is especially
unpleasant and rude. I was, after all,
sleeping when it decided to shine through
the slats in my blinds. In my dream, I found
a key to a haunted house. Of course, I
did not know the house was haunted until
much later--not until the silverware
was dancing through the air and animal
heads hung on the walls like trophies started
singing. It was all so sudden that I
didn't know what to do. In fact, it was
a lot like waking up in the morning.

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