2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 8

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We're eight days into this challenge now, and I'm actually starting to feel more energized about what I'm going to write next. I hope you're feeling the same way.

For today's prompt, write an inanimate object poem. Obviously, you could write an objective poem about an inanimate object, or you can write from the perspective of the inanimate object. If you can think of a third option, have at it.

Here's my attempt at an inanimate object poem:


I'll start a fire when I strike steel.
I'll start a fire until you feel

the spark of fire that burns in me,
that spark of fire no one can see.

A star on fire into the night,
I'll start a fire; I'll start a fight.


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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 author of Solving the World's Problems, a poetry collection that deals with everything from child abuse to global warming. As a long-time resident of Dayton, Ohio, he usually pays attention to lists for the most violent cities (Dayton often makes these lists)--so he's aware that Flint, Michigan, has been near the top for a few years now. Safely tucked away in Duluth, Georgia, now, Robert is married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of his five little poets (four boys and one princess). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.


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