2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 10

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And just. Like. That. We're on Day 10 of this challenge. One third of the way through and after today, a baseline of at least 10 poems. Let's write.

For today’s prompt, write a going somewhere poem. Where is the poem going? And who is traveling along? Or what? And why? Don't know; it's up to you and your poem to enlighten us.

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Here’s my attempt at a Going Somewhere Poem:

“Whether by boat or by train”

Whether by boat or by train,
she never leaves me alone.
Even though I'm always gone,
she echoes around my brain.
Whether by car or by plane,
I'm the one who's never there--
always, I'm going somewhere--
and it can drive me insane,
because there's nowhere to be
that's better than in her arms.
Whether by boat or by train,
there's nobody else to see
or who I would rather charm
than the ghost inside my brain.

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 Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

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's a bit of a homebody, but he prefers traveling by car when he does have to travel. Nothing against boats, planes, or trains, but he prefers to be behind the wheel, especially when driving down new roads.

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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