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2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 21

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. Day 21 involves six words.

Once we get through today, we'll be three weeks through this challenge. Way to go!

For today's prompt, use at least three of the following six words in your poem (bonus points if you can use all six):

  • button
  • gather
  • hold
  • not
  • sweep
  • toxic

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 Six Words Poem:

“Handheld”

She tells him to sweep the floor,
and he finds a button. He knows
he should not gather what he
finds, because it could be toxic,
but everyone needs something
to hold.

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