2015 April PAD Challenge: Day 15 - Writer's Digest

2015 April PAD Challenge: Day 15

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After today, we'll be half way through this challenge. It's hard to believe, but April is flying by.

For today's prompt, pick an adjective, make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. If you're feeling stuck on this one, go back through your poems earlier this month and find adjectives you used--if any. Or crack open a dictionary. Or scan other poems for ideas.


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Here's my attempt at an Adjective-Titled Poem:


what do you do
when you've dried up all the glue
what do you say
when you've used up all the tape
how do you hope
when you've run all out of rope
how do you start
when you've got a broken heart

where do you run
when the clouds block out the sun
where do you hide
when the darkness spreads inside
how do you love
when you break down & above
& how to start
when you've got a broken heart

can't fix nothing
when you've got a broken heart


Today's guest judge is...

Alberto Rios

Alberto Rios

Alberto Rios

Alberto Rios is the author of 10 books and chapbooks of poetry, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. In August 2013, Rios was named Arizona's first state poet laureate.

His collections include The Dangerous Shirt; The Theater of Night, winner of the 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Award; The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body, finalist for the National Book Award; and Whispering to Fool the Wind, which won the Walt Whitman Award.

In 2014, Rios was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.


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Poem Your Heart Out again!

The prompts from last year’s challenge along with the winning poem from each day ended up in an inspired little anthology titled Poem Your Heart Out. It was part prompt book, part poetry anthology, and part workbook, because each day includes a few pages for you to make your own contributions.

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems.

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