2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 25

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For today’s prompt, take a line from a poem written earlier this month, make that the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Quote an entire line or phrase from within a line.

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Here’s my attempt at an Earlier Line Poem:

“because there's beauty”

in the decaying buildings
& the crumbling leaves
& an unbalanced mind
favoring one flavor
of genius over another

the sun sets sometimes
in colors that make me
want to cry or write poetry
to avoid crying

because there's beauty
i want to capture
like fireflies in a jar
though it never lasts


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 used a line from his Day 7 poem. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.