2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 5

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 Pleasure and/or Displeasure Poem.
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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 Pleasure and/or Displeasure Poem.

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Today is our first 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 pleasure poem, and/or...
  2. Write a displeasure poem.

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Here’s my attempt at a Pleasure and/or Displeasure Poem:

“What do you want to do?”

As a young man, I never understood
why everyone can't enjoy the same plan
thinking a good thing could only be good.
As a young man, I never understood
how one great song makes another's bad mood
and no single tune can please every fan.
As a young man, I never understood
that we'll never agree on the same plan,

but that doesn't mean we can't both have fun
as you read a book while I take a run.

[Note on the form: For today's poem, I wrote a triolet with a couplet added at the end.]

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