2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 4

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For today’s prompt, write an apologetic poem. Maybe the poem itself is a first person apology. Or it could be about someone apologizing to someone else. Or maybe you decide to flip the script and write a "no apologies" poem.

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Do You Have a $1,000 Poem?

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The 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards has extended its deadline to November 19, 2018.

And the winning poem receives $1,000 in cash!

Find the complete guidelines and available prizes here, but the competition is open to all poets for poems of 32 lines or fewer. Rhyming poems, non-rhyming poems, haiku, limericks, and so on.

Click to continue.

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Here’s my attempt at an Apologetic Poem:

“my dreams are filled with the faces”

my dreams are filled with the faces
of people i knew but don't know
anymore they're empty spaces
my dreams are filled with their faces
their imprint never erases
but i never once let it show
my dreams are filled with the faces
of people i knew but don't know

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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. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.