2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 21

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Today marks three weeks! That's pretty special, if you ask me. So let's take our poeming to another level today (whatever that means). Also, I can't remember if I've mentioned on here that my book, Solving the World's Problems, was reviewed recently by Wild Goose Poetry Review. Whether I have or not, click here to read the review.

For today's prompt, write a secret message poem. Maybe it's a coded message, a message in a bottle, sign language, foreign language, etc. Confession time: I'm often (though not always) hiding messages in my poems, and nothing rocks my world more than when readers catch them.

Here's my attempt at a Secret Message poem:

"Big Country"

When you look at me
and say the words,

no one understands
you except me;

no men at work, not
tonight. As our

children dream, we sing
ourselves asleep.


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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 person who writes as much for his wife as for himself. Also, he's sure everyone wants to hear "In a Big Country," by Big Country, right? Or how about "Down Under," by Men At Work? Robert is the author of Solving the World's Problems and married to the amazing poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five tiny poets (four boys and one princess). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.


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