2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 27

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This month's final two-for-Tuesday prompt comes from Paula Wanken.

Here are Paula's prompts:

  1. Write a hero poem.
  2. Write a villain poem.

Robert's attempt at a Hero and Villain Poem:

"Heroes and Villains"

Always a favorite Beach Boys song,
because of the harmony, of course,
but also the shifts throughout, and
anyway it's about good guys, bad guys,
and la-la-la-la, do-do-do-do.

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