2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 25 - Writer's Digest

2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 25

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For today’s prompt, write a tape poem. The poem could be about transparent tape, duct tape, video tape, or even tape worm. Anything that you can bend into a tape poem is fair game.


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Here’s my attempt at a Tape poem:


When I was young
I would record
Saturday night
music mixes

of Human League,
and Young M.C.
I loved the way

one song would blend
into the next
and I'd try to
emulate that

when I, older,
would create mix
tapes of Guided
by Voices, Stone

Temple Pilots,
and R.E.M.
There was something
magical then

about being
able to take
another's work
and make my own.


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.


He used to love making mix tapes--both for himself and for others.

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