2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1

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It's time for another challenge! Arrrreeeee yyyyyoooouuuu reeeeeaaaddddyyyyyy to pooooooeeeeemmmm?

I know I am! And today just happens to be a Tuesday, which means two prompts! For those new to the PAD challenge, you can pick one of the two prompts or do both--if that's how you roll. Also, you can share your poem(s) for today's prompts in the comments attached to this specific post below. Click here for the complete guidelines. Don't stress out; I'm pretty laid back about this whole poeming experience.

So here are today's prompts:

  • Write a procrastination poem, or as I like to call it a "I'll get to it tomorrow" poem. Or...
  • Write a proactive poem, or the old "I'll get to it today" poem.

Grab some coffee and eat some leftover trick or treat candy. Then, get poeming!

Here's my attempt:

"The morning after"

Wrappers strewn around the apartment
and pumpkins filled with fading glow sticks,
I should get out of bed and welcome
November, however... However,
I have so much sleep to catch up on,
and the poems hidden in my dreams
say, "It'll wait; it'll wait; it will..."

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