2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 23

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For today's prompt, write an alone poem. Some people covet "alone time." Others prefer not to be left alone. Many like a certain balance. But this doesn't have to just be about people. Maybe a forest wishes to be left alone, or there is a product left alone on a store shelf (how the children's story "Corduroy" begins).

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Here's my attempt at an Alone poem:

"gadgets"

as long as I have my internet connection
& smart phone I have this feeling that I can't

possibly be alone. I consider going into hiding
until I remember my faith & the fact that even

before the internet I was never alone & ditching
all my gadgets & connections won't change that.

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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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He has moments when he feels alone--like anyone--but then he usually comes to his senses. He's thankful for the community of poets here that help lift each other up throughout the month and year.

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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