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2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 21

For today’s prompt, write a thinking out loud poem. If you've ever been caught thinking out loud, this poem does that. If you haven't done it yourself, chances are you know someone who thinks out loud; channel that today.

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Here’s my attempt at a Thinking Out Loud poem:

“Dog People”

I know lots of people
who are dog people,

people who like dogs,
and I know people dogs,

dogs who like people,
but I also know people

who are not fond of dogs
and anti-people dogs.

I wish all people
liked other people

and that all the dogs
liked all the other dogs,

but you can't make people
like other people

or force all the dogs
to like all the other dogs.

After all, not all people
are born to be dog people,

just as not all dogs
are natural people dogs.

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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 and Writer’s Market, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine.

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He has had a few wonderful dogs over the years, including a red Cocker Spaniel named Red.

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