2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12

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It's that time again. Time for another "Two for Tuesday" prompt. Do one, do the other, do both, whatever keeps you poeming this month:

  1. Write a poem about your happiest moment. Well, doesn't have to be yours actually. Just a moment that is someone's happiest.
  2. Write a poem about your saddest moment. Conversely, take happy, flip it, and make it the saddest moment.

Here's my attempt at a Happiest and/or Saddest Moment poem:

"Cincinnati"

That moment
you first hold
your first born
son

followed close
by that moment
he turns blue
and is rushed
from you.

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My son Ben solving the world's problems.

My son Ben solving the world's problems.

Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer's Digest Writing Community and remembers the first two weeks of his first-born son's life vividly. As mentioned in the poem above, he experienced his highest and lowest moment on the same day--and days afterward in NICU. Good news is: The story had a happy ending, and Ben is now a 12-year-old with a healthy appetite for books, a saxophone, and girl problems. Robert is the author of Solving the World's Problems and a former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. He's married to the 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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