2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 22

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For today’s prompt, write a praise poem. So many things and people to praise, so little time. Praise the sun, the moon, and the stars, or praise fast Italian cars. Just remember to break your lines (unless you're praising prose poetry, of course).

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Here’s my attempt at a Praise Poem:

“praise”

when asked on his birthday
how it felt to be ninety
the older man said
better than being dead

it's been a difficult year
with more trouble i fear
just around the bend
but still, i'll gladly send

my praise to the heavens
for my family of seven--
healthy alive
especially alive

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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 will not miss the struggles of 2018. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.