2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 21

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We're three weeks into this challenge! Today's prompt comes from Bruce Niedt.

Here's Bruce's prompt: Take a random list of five song titles - the source could be a shuffled MP3 playlist, a CD, the next five songs on your favorite radio station, etc. Use as many of these titles as you can in a poem.

Robert's attempt at a Song Title Poem:

"Whatever you want"

Tell me: What's on your mind? Because
I've been curious ever since you set my heart
ablaze--as if I was born to die--what you expect
from me. Liar, liar, man on fire, I'm just a lover
for your lies, especially when you invite me
to the carnival of your mind: You! Me! Dancing!

[Playlist: "Tell Me (What's on Your Mind)," by Allah-Las; "Man on Fire," by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes; "You! Me! Dancing!," by Los Campesinos!; "Carnival," by Shovels & Rope; and "Born to Die," by Lana Del Rey.]

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