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2011 April PAD Challenge: Day 13

As many of you are aware, I just returned from the Austin International Poetry Festival earlier this week after being a National Featured Poet. The event was a whirlwind of poetic activity, and since there were several things going on at any given time, I only experienced a slice of it. Click here if you're interested in reading about my slice.

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For today's prompt, write a poem that remembers an old relationship. This relationship does not have to be romantic. It could be a departed (or estranged) family member, old friend, former teacher, or even just someone you briefly encountered. And the relationship may have even been one-sided or seemingly insignificant to the other person. So let's all dig deep into our memory banks and see what we can draw out today.

Here's my attempt:

"Big Matt"

He dropped me on my head 8 times,
but I thought I was being tough.
I asked for it, it was no crime;
he dropped me on my head 8 times.
Though now I have trouble with rhymes
and my childhood seemed kind of rough,
he dropped me on my head 8 times,
but I thought I was being tough.

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