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2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18

For the 2022 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. There's something funny about Day 18.

For today's prompt, write a funny poem. Of course, funny is subjective, and sometimes it's not even funny (at least in the humorous sense of the word). After all, there are times when something smells funny, tastes funny, or even seems funny (but not ha-ha funny, more weird funny). So get funny today!

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

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Poem-a-Day: 365 Poetry Writing Prompts for a Year of Poeming, by Robert Lee Brewer

Write a poem every single day of the year with Robert Lee Brewer's Poem-a-Day: 365 Poetry Writing Prompts for a Year of Poeming. After sharing more than a thousand prompts and prompting thousands of poems for more than a decade, Brewer picked 365 of his favorite poetry prompts here.

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Here’s my attempt at a Funny Poem:

“Funny You Should Say That”

But I don't find it funny
when people make jokes
about other people
for how they look
or what they love
or who or when or
maybe sometimes,
okay, it's okay, I can laugh,
but let's not tonight,
not at someone else's expense.

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