2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 22

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Good morning, everyone! I have a favor to ask of you beginning with tomorrow morning's prompt. Could you help spread the word that the prompt is up each morning from November 23 to November 27? I know many of you already do an excellent job of this, but I won't be able to link to them myself starting tomorrow, because I'll be spending my first Thanksgiving in years with the Brewer side of my family up in Ohio. Many of them have never met Will or Hannah; some have never even met Tammy--so it's going to be a great Thanksgiving.

As a result, I'll also be furiously writing poems today and pre-loading them into the system (so each day through November 27, I'll be talking to you from the distant past, otherwise known as November 22). Thanks in advance for helping spread the word!

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Today is a Tuesday (but not the last one of November), which means there are two prompt. They are:

  1. Pick a fruit, make it the title of your poem, and write the poem. Example titles include: "Banana," "Kiwi," "Lemon," etc.
  2. Pick a vegetable, make it the title of your poem, and write the poem. Example titles include "Pickle," "Potato," "Asparagus," etc.

Here's my attempt:

"Tomato"

Everyone loves a veggie,
but you are just another fruit
sneaking into salad parties.
Everyone loves a veggie,
you know, like carrots, broccoli,
or stringbeans. Though it may sound cute,
everyone loves a veggie,
but you are just a fruit.

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