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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 3

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 two-for-Tuesday prompt is to write a dream and/or nightmare poem.

Today is our first two-for-Tuesday prompt day of the month. You can pick one prompt, pick both prompts, or even write one poem that attempts to do them both.

For today’s prompt:

  • Write a dream poem, and/or...
  • Write a nightmare poem.

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

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Poem your days away with Robert Lee Brewer's Smash Poetry Journal. This fun poetic guide is loaded with 125 poetry prompts, space to place your poems, and plenty of fun poetic asides.

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Here’s my attempt at a Dream and/or Nightmare Poem:

“dream”

in slow motion
i turn & begin to fall
the fall of intense slowness
my heart beating
because i know i will die
when i hit the ground
but i don't know
when the ground will be
found & hands reach out
but we never touch & soon
the attempts become
too much until
i know my death is here
& i wake in sweat-soaked fear

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