2020 April PAD Challenge: Day 13

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

For today’s prompt, write a purpose poem. Many people like to have a purpose in life. Some folks do things on purpose. And yes, sometimes it appears there is no purpose to life's events. Whatever drives you, I hope you're able to pair purpose (or lack of purpose) with your poetry today.

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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 Purpose Poem:

"Old Dog"

I don't know why I do some things I do
but I often do what I do on
purpose even if I don't know
what that purpose is or why
I feel compelled to do
those things I do and
find new reasons
to do things
that are
new.