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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 8

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 persona poem.

For today’s prompt, write a persona poem. A persona poem is one in which you take on the persona of someone or something else. So you could write a poem from the perspective of Napoleon or Harriet Tubman or any number of other people. The person could be famous or just be that annoying or cool stranger you met at the store. But it doesn't have to be a person; it could be an animal, insect, or even a toothpaste container. In fact, your persona poem could be written in the collective "we" voice even. Have fun with it. 

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 Persona Poem:

“the wild animal”

i howl & charge forever forward
without a thought for who may hear
or feel the impending fear
of something trapped letting
loose from deep within
this empty noose
the how of
after
now...

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