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2011 April PAD Challenge: Day 14

Wow! What an avalanche of feeling yesterday. While I was on a panel in Austin recently, we talked about poetry as therapy, and I think that is definitely one of the benefits of poeming. Poetry has helped me tackle several problems, big and small, over the years, and I'm sure I'll use it again. Onward and upward!

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For today's prompt, write an "ain't none of my business" poem. This poem could be about something that is none of your business. Or a poem about something with which no one else should be concerned. It could be a poem about someone ignoring something that maybe they shouldn't. It could be a poem that's silly. Or a poem that's serious. It ain't none of my business what you decide to write about, though I admit I'll still be interested to see what develops.

Here's my attempt:

"Crashing the party"

I hear Will making sounds in his bedroom,
but when I try to peak inside, he gets
upset and says, "No, no, no." I assume
he's up to something, so I softly step
outside his door and listen intently
to what he's doing, but he surprises
me by lining up his ducks and froggies
and having them say, "Hello," and then, "Please,"
before having the froggies spin the ducks
in circles as they dance around the floor
while Will starts singing, "Shoo-eee, shoo-eee, yuck,
stinky poop." The ducks and froggies dance more,
but then I let my attentions be known,
which caused a mad Will to say, "No, no, no."

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