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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 4

For the 2020 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 prompt is to write a blank myself poem.

For today’s prompt, take the phrase "(blank) Myself," 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: "Love Myself," "All By Myself," "Checking on Myself," and/or even "Blank Myself."

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at a Blank Myself Poem:

“Scare Myself”

Covered in sweat from a nightmare,
I discover the power's out
without a warning to prepare.
Covered in sweat from a nightmare,
I jump at nothing's that aren't there
and fumble with my mounting doubt.
Covered in sweat from a nightmare,
I discover the power's out.

(Note: Today's example poem is a triolet. Learn 100 poetic forms here.)

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