2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 3

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Finish today, and you'll be 10% through the challenge. That's pretty significant, right?

For today's prompt, write a blanket poem. In my part of the country, we've had a recent cold spell and folks have been cuddling up under their blankets. In other places, they've even had to deal with a blanket of snow. Some people--regardless of the weather--have their security blankets, which may or may not be actual blankets. And some folks make blanket statements. There may be other ways to cover a blanket poem and if you know it, then go for it.

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Here's my attempt at a Blanket poem:

"Blankets"

When I was young
blankets could build
entire worlds

whether it was
a house or fort
holding together

pillow cushions
or underground
tunnels or a space

ship that eventually
would crash land
in the living room

a brand new world.

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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 doesn't play with blankets as much as he used to, but he's still found ways to put them to great use. For the most part, he's passed the torch to his five little poets who can build incredible things and travel to amazing places in the security of the living room.

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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