2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 19

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Today is a "Two for Tuesday" prompt. In fact, it's the one that I include in every challenge. Old hands knew this one was coming sooner or later. Here are your two options:

  • Write a love poem. Romantic or more general types of love. Or...
  • Write an anti-love poem. Some folks just don't like love poems of any type, so have at it.

Here's my attempt at a love and/or anti-love poem:

"New York City"

I walk from Times Square
to Central Park

and sit on the rocks,
watch children play

and their parents talk
while lovers walk

to a perfect spot
of hot sun light

catching the entire
city on fire.

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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 another one of those poets who loves the anonymity of New York City. He loves flying into LaGuardia Airport and seeing the Statue of Liberty and tall buildings of Manhattan. He even enjoys riding the bus to the train and taking that into the city. It's not uncommon for him to wander off to Central Park and watch the runners doing laps, children playing, and people lounging. If you spot him, he'll probably have his notebook out--doodling or writing. Robert is the author of Solving the World's Problems, which is filled with love poems, and husband of the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who once met him in NYC while they were "courting." Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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