2017 April PAD Challenge: Day 13

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Recently, I recorded a "selfie" poem for my publisher Press 53. Click here to watch me recite "the silence between us" from my collection Solving the World's Problems.

For today's prompt, write a family poem. It could be about your family, someone else's family, a big family, a small family. It could be about one person in the family or a group picture. Your call. Just write that poem.

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Here’s my attempt at a Family Poem:

“as a parent”

as a parent there is no better time
than that spent with my family

whether the kids are getting along
or annoying each other it's strange

how i look back on even the worst
moments with joy that i was able

to have those moments at all but
as a poet there is no better time

than those hours before & after
everyone in the house is awake

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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 (Press 53). As a parent, he loves his family; as a poet, he loves the quiet moments when he can write.

Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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