2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 28

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I apologize for the late prompt; I got some unexpected news this morning. However, experienced PAD poets probably already knew what today's Two-for-Tuesday prompt would be.

For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt:

  1. Write a love poem.All you need is love.
  2. Write an anti-love poem.What's love got to do with it?

Let’s do this!

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Here’s my attempt at a Love and/or Anti-Love Poem:

“when love isn't enough”

when love isn't enough
& you're hiding from the world
under blankets & pillows
while the lonely planet spins
& lonely people work
where you feel you can't go on

i admit i don't know how
to help you or why the world
is so different for each of us
who wander it searching
for what we often don't find
& i know you may not care

but i love you

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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 wishes he could give the whole world a hug sometimes.

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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