2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 27

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For today's prompt, write a tribute poem. Write your tribute poem for anyone or anything you like--Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Harry Potter, etc. Have fun!

Here's my attempt:


For those about to poem, we salute you
with line breaks & ampersands & traditional
forms & free verse & whatever else we can
throw your way. If you will or if you won't, drop rhymes
or don't. Write it in prose if you must. Just write
in the morning & poem all night. Just poem
to the left & break lines on the right, & if
someone tells you what to do, go on & listen
but poem too. It's your right & my right too.


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