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2011 April PAD Challenge: Day 4

If you missed it for any reason, click here to check out my interview with the 2010 Poet Laureate Walt Wojtanik. He gives some great advice and explains how getting involved in a supportive poetry community can make or break a poet.

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For today's prompt, pick a type of person and write a poem about him or her. To help set the scene, you may want to title your poem as who the type of person is. For instance, you could write a poem titled "Firefighter," "Cynic," "Optimist," "Teacher," "2-year-old," etc. The list is endless.

Here is my attempt:

"The Poet"

The morning escaped
as he covered the floor
in white paper balls.

Through the afternoon
he chased idea after
idea without luck.

By the evening
most people found comfort
in their beds. That's when

he saw what he'd been
searching for: two yellow
eyes cut from the night.

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