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2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 7

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 health poem.

For today's prompt, write a health poem. Could be good health or bad health, physical health or mental health, health class, health of a person's bank account, or any other health-related interpretation. I hope everyone has a healthy bit poeming today.

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 Health Poem:

“appetite”

it's no secret i've always had
more than a healthy appetite
for a diet that's mostly bad
it's no secret i've always had
a hunger for shrimp & crawdad
& sugar & all that's not right
it's no secret i've always had
more than a healthy appetite

(Today's example poem is a triolet. Click here to learn more about the triolet.)

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