2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 30

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Today is the final day of April, which also means it is the final day of the 2010 April PAD Challenge. It has been an amazing month of poeming and community, but it's not quite over yet. Everyone still needs to:

  1. Write a poem today.
  2. Pick and submit up to five of your best poems from the month.

You can do the first task right here. The second task will require you to first read the guidelines and then submit. Sooooo, click here to read the guidelines. And good luck! And thank you so much for an amazing month.

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Before we get into today's prompt, I do want to remind everyone that we also do a similar challenge during the month of November. Plus, throughout the year, I post interviews with poets, workshops of poems, Wednesday poetry prompts, and a lot of other poetic shenanigans. So, I hope you'll continue to stop by and wax poetic beyond April.

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For today's prompt, write a letting go poem. The poem could be about letting go of a relationship; it could be about letting go of anger; it could be about letting go of a tree branch; or it could even be about, yes, letting go of this April challenge. There are so many things we can let go.

Here's my attempt:

"Darkness"

the first thing I heard
were your words when
you said don't worry
everything will be all right
that worried look in your
eyes & me not knowing
what was going on &
there was nothing I
could do but look into
the light you shined
into my eyes your eyes
so bright & worried &
whatever else & you
breathed life into me

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