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2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 5

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

Happy Monday! Let's put the pedal to the metal and keep poeming.

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

For today's prompt, take the phrase "The First (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 include: "The First Kiss," "The First Day of the Month," and/or "The First Time I Rode a Bike" (which, by the way, ended with me in a fence, because we didn't cover how to brake).

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 The First Blank Poem:

"the first word"

i can't remember my first word
but there was an underlying intention
a certain lack of tension
whenever you were around
& we somehow found time to talk
about the birds & the stars
& the words & the cars

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