2018 April PAD Challenge: Day 8

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For today’s prompt, write a family poem. Good, bad, big, small, adopted, imaginary, nonexistent--everyone has to deal with family (even if that involves running from it or chasing it down). I have a feeling today's prompt is going to stir up some really good poems.

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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 Family Poem:

“let's start”

let's start a family;
we can begin tonight
with a quick kiss or three
under electric lights...

let's start a family;
we need only a spark
to warm both you and me
in the magnetic dark...

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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 loves his family.

Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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