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2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 19

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 Two-for-Tuesday prompt is to write a Protagonist and/or Antagonist Poem.

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 Two-for-Tuesday prompt is to write a Protagonist and/or Antagonist Poem.

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Today is our third Two-for-Tuesday prompt day. Pick one prompt for your poem today, or write a poem for each prompt, or write one poem that works with both. Today's prompts are:

  1. Write a protagonist poem, and/or...
  2. Write an antagonist poem.

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Here’s my attempt at a Protagonist and/or Antagonist Poem:

“Story Bombing”

Sometimes I'm the good guy
except when I'm bad or a secondary
character or even an extra person
hiding in the background unaware
there's a story happening
somewhere else or that I have
nothing to do with the main
narrative arc and that the best
I could hope for is a sort
of literary photo bomb.

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