2020 April PAD Challenge Countdown: T-minus 8

Poem along with the first ever April PAD Challenge Countdown, in which Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and a poem (to get things started) in the 10 days leading up to the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a persona poem.
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Poem along with the first ever April PAD Challenge Countdown, in which Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and a poem (to get things started) in the 10 days leading up to the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a persona poem.

For today’s prompt, write a persona poem. A persona poem is one in which the poet takes on the persona of someone or something else. Write a poem as if you're a famous author or historical figure. Or take on the persona of a tomato, an ink pen, or even the coronavirus. This is a great opportunity to flex your empathetic muscles.

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Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want.

Re-create Your Poetry!

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Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Rather, it’s an extension of the creation process!

In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.

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Here’s my attempt at a Persona Poem:

"Digital Clock"

How often I told the time
but couldn't share the crimes
I faced.

I rang
the alarms others set in me
bound by my technology.