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2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 27

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Wow! After today, we'll be a mere three days from the end of this challenge. Today is a two for Tuesday prompt, so you've got two options:

  1. Write a hopeful poem.
  2. Write a hopeless poem.

Here's my attempt:

"Commuter"

He commutes an hour to work each morning
in his car, which means he listens a lot
to the radio. This morning, he heard
a responsible commercial about
how a restaurant only uses free
range pigs for its pork. This provoked a laugh
from him, the thought of being a better
establishment because they slaughter pigs
that had a false sense of their own future.
Then, of course, he felt sorry for himself.

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