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2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 12

Write a poem every day of April with the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a six words poem.

Happy Monday! After today's poem, we'll be 40% of the way through this challenge (who needs a calculator when you've got me, right?). So let's get into today's very number-y and wordy poetry prompt.

(Click here to check out all the 2021 April prompts.)

For today's prompt, write a poem using at least three of the following six words: convict, great, play, race, season, and voice. Extra credit for using all six words. Extra extra credit for writing a sestina. It's not a race, so I won't convict anyone who can't use all six words, but it is the definitely the season to play around and share your great voice. Now!

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 Six Words Poem:

"early bird: 2/13 of a sestina"

the way some birds talk you'd think they'd convict
a bird for having the gumption to race
from place to place when worms are in season
it's no crime to work when the others play
or sleep late in the day i say it's great
to grab an early snack & tweet my voice

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