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2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 25

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 25 gets serious.

For today's prompt, write a serious poem. Maybe work is serious...or shopping. Or dealing with leftovers. Or well, you know what constitutes serious for you.

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 Serious Poem:

“Getting Serious”

A joke is often my first response
to something that scares me.
The more serious, the more
I want to make it light. Maybe
that's what drives comedians:
They see so much that's serious
that they need to make a joke,
or else the world might break.

Willaims, 11:26

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