For the 2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a once upon a time poem.
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For today’s prompt, write a once upon a time poem. The title of the poem could be "Once Upon a Time," or the first words could be. Or you could do what I did in my attempt below: I pretended the words "once upon a time" preceded the first line of my poem.
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Here’s my attempt at a Once Upon a Time Poem:
“the boy & the forest”
there was a boy who entered the forest
with ideas of playing with sticks & stones
& listening to leaves under his feet
when a fog came & he lost his way home
wandering through bushes & over logs
across streams & along ridges both day
& night until eventually he found
a small abandoned cave where he could stay
while waiting for the fog to drift away
& so he waits as days blend together
& he'll keep waiting until a new friend
can play with him in the fog forever
so stay in the field to your parents' joy
lest you play forever with that lost boy