2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 2

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All right! One day down, bring on day two.

For today's prompt, write a together again poem. It's one thing to split up; it's something else to come back together again. Sometimes getting back together is a good thing; sometimes it's a bad thing; and sometimes it's just awkward.

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Here's my attempt at a Together Again poem:

"Together Again"

He settles in with his Game Boy
to play Tetris. Four squares to form
a straight line, a squiggle, and square.

When he's away, the music runs
through his head: da-da-da-da-da-
da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-

da-da-da-da-da-da, da-da-
da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-
da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da,

daa-daa-daa-daa-daa-daa-daa, daa-daa-
daa-daa-da-da-da-da...and yeah,
you either know it, or you don't.

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He edits Poet’s Market, Writer’s Market, and Guide to Self-Publishing, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine.

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This is his seventh year of hosting and participating in the November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Chapbook Challenge. He can’t wait to see what everyone creates this month–not only on a day-by-day basis, but when the chapbooks start arriving in December and January. Fun, fun, fun.

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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