2018 April PAD Challenge: Day 30

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Here we are again: the end of another challenge. Thank you so much for showing up and poeming along with me. It's always a great deal of fun.

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For today’s prompt, write a closing time poem. Or another way of coming at this prompt is to write a poem in which something is coming to an end--like this month's poetry challenge. Could be the end of a concert, an era, or whatever else must come to a close.

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Re-create Your Poetry!

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Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Rather, it’s an extension of the creation process!

In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.

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Here’s my attempt at a Closing Time Poem:

“after hours”

as she finishes her shift
by clearing the tables
& wiping them down
methodically moving
chairs into their places
for tomorrow she thinks
about asking off for
Memorial Day & trading
shifts for next Thursday
& then she hears a hand
knock on the locked door
of the diner & she turns
before putting her hand
to her chest as he stands
there pleading to come in

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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). He had fun writing to a loose theme this month and trying to fit it to each day's prompt.

Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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