2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 10

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Ten days is kind of a big deal for this poetry challenge. I mean, we're talking double-digit days now. The big "one-zero." Yeah, ten!

For today's prompt, write a poem incorporating something sweet. Maybe a cake or pie. Possibly a candy bar or pixie stick (you know, that paper straw with delicious sugar inside--mmm). Or move it sweetly in another direction.

Here's my attempt at a something sweet poem:

"Sugar Land"

Texas is more than oil wells and cowboys;

we got sugar too, so much a city
is made of it. Root beer rivers and whole
fields of cotton candy ready to be

picked, suckers to suck, and hard candy
sticks to lick. Just bring your taste buds and your
money too; we'll have something sweet for you.

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Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer's Digest Writing Community and a bit of a sugar junkie who especially favors tangy candies (like Sweet Tarts, Appleheads, and Skittles), though he can also go for chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. His mouth waters just thinking about all the sugary goodness in the world. In fact, his poetry collection Solving the World's Problems touches on sweetness a bit with poems about candy hearts and fortune cookies included. He's married to the always sweet poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets (four boys and one princess). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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