2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 16

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Day 16! It's all down hill from here.

For today’s prompt, write a poem to the world. Maybe all of your poems are already directed at the world, but for me, this is a first person poem directed at a group of people--maybe everyone in the world, but maybe a certain group of people you know. However, even as I type this prompt, I just want to remind everyone--to please poem nicely (aka, avoid politics and name calling).

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Here’s my attempt at a Poem to the World Poem:

“as the sun shines less each day”

as the sun shines less each day
i can't help burning bright anyway

no one is going to slow me down
or turn my wide smile into a frown

i'm going to be happy right or wrong
& dance my dance & sing my song

in the growing darkness & bitter cold
no weeping or fretting in my soul

so if the world tells me i should cry
i'll shout hallelujah & close my eyes

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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 is, at heart, an optimist and person who looks for the best in people and situations.

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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