2020 April PAD Challenge: Day 11

Write a poem every day of April with the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a control poem.
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Write a poem every day of April with the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a control poem.

For today’s prompt, write a control poem. That is, write about having control, losing control, or sharing control with others. Of course, I expect at least one person to mention the control key on keyboards. And well, y'all always surprise me, because I can't control which direction everyone is going to go with this prompt.

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Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want. In other words, it's more important to write a new poem than to stick to the prompt.

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 Control Poem:

"The Illusion"

Can anyone really keep
out of their own way?

Not as far as I can
tell. We all push and

reap what we sow
or, at least, what we

leave behind in our wake.