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 Blank of Blank Poem.
For today’s prompt, take the phrase "(blank) of (blank)," replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: "Next of Kin," "King of the Mountain," "Lover of Chocolate," and/or "Tenth Poem of the Challenge."
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Here’s my attempt at a Blank of Blank Poem:
“out of time”
whenever i begin, my ambition runs wild
with every little thing i could possibly do
and the unbridled imagination of a child
with a toy box of unlimited resources too
but then reality strikes as if it's a crime
and i compromise for i've run out of time