2020 April PAD Challenge: Day 16 - Writer's Digest

2020 April PAD Challenge: Day 16

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

We're now officially on the second half of this challenge. Let's bring it for these last couple weeks.

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For today’s prompt, take the phrase "The Last (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: "The Last Cookie," "The Last Roll of Toilet Paper," "The Lasting Impression," "The Last Word," and/or "The Last Starfighter."

I guarantee this won't be the last prompt of the month. So get your poem on today, and I'll see you again tomorrow.

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.

Click to continue.

Here’s my attempt at a The Last Blank Poem:

"The Last Flights"

The last flights to anywhere
leave contrails to fade in their wake
as the sun watches us turn away
like passengers on a vessel
that may not ever return.

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