2011 April PAD Challenge: Day 18 - Writer's Digest

2011 April PAD Challenge: Day 18

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A poet in Australia brought it to my attention that I was recently featured in an article on Jane Friedman's There Are No Rules blog in her post "5 Innovative Poets to Watch and Learn From." Also, a poet from Virginia brought it to my attention that one of the poems from my collection ENTER was featured on TweetSpeakPoetry.com; click here to read.


For today's prompt, take the phrase "Like (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title to your poem, and write your poem. Some example titles might be: "Like Superman," "Like Criminals," "Like a Poem," "Like Whatever," etc.

Here's my attempt for the day:

"Like children in the street"

We chase each other and call names until
something bigger swings around the corner.
After it passes, we collect again
in the middle and debate what our next
steps will be. Some of us make bold statements,
while others just listen. When the cars come,
we scatter. When our mothers call, we run.


Follow me on Twitter @robertleebrewer


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