2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1

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Let's get this poem party started!

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For today’s prompt, write a glorious poem. Often, I like to pull up definitions to understand possibilities of a word prompt. In this case, it's maybe just as useful to look at its synonyms, which include wonderful, marvelous, illustrious, celebrated, famous, superb, spectacular, lovely, delightful, and I think you get the idea. So let's get this poem party started with a glorious first effort.


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Here’s my attempt at a Glorious Poem:

“& so it begins with music”

& so it begins with music
flowing out an open window
as he's passing by & thinking
of someone who smiled at him
which already jump started
his heart beats & light feet
nodding his head & suddenly
he jumps off the curb & back
onto the curb before spinning
in a circle & throwing wide
his arms before taking a bow


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.

This is his eleventh year of hosting and participating in the November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Chapbook Challenge. He can’t wait to see what everyone creates this month–not only on a day-by-day basis, but when the chapbooks start arriving in December and January. Fun, fun, fun.

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.