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2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 15

For the 2021 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 Speed Up poem.

Somehow we're already through the first two weeks of this challenge, and we'll be half the way done after today. This month is flying by! 

For today's prompt, write a speed up poem. Not that this month needs to speed up, mind you, but for this prompt, I'm thinking of writing a poem about anything that plays off the concept of speed. Race cars, sprinters, high speed trains, astroids, or whatever else gets you thinking about speed. Of course, this could also refer to music, test taking, and poeming as well. Take your time and write about speeding up today.

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 Speed Up Poem:

“forget that”

the faster i write the better
until i read it back later
skimming words letter by letter
& realize it could be better
if i spent more time on meter
though i guess feelings are greater
so i'll write faster not better
& worry about it later

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