April PAD Challenge: Day 27

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Well, we're working our way closer to the end. After we finish today's prompt, only three days will separate us from finishing this April PAD Challenge. On May 1, I plan to give a recap of the month and some details of how we can keep this community going beyond April. Something to keep an eye on.

Today's prompt is to write a poem that is only one-half of a two-person conversation, or what I like to call the "one side of a phone line" poem. I'm not even sure how well this is going to work out, but every once in a while, it's good to stretch ourselves and experiment a little.

While you could just get to typing one side of a conversation, it might be a good idea to write down some dialogue and then, cut out the person who is the least interesting. Anyway, as with all the prompts, be sure to have fun with this one.

Here's my poem for the day:


Oh. It's you.
I didn't mean.
Whatever. Why did you call anyway?
He's a fool. Doesn't he--
Well, yeah!
He doesn't ever listen, and he's going to learn--
That's so--
I don't understand.
Oh. Well, yeah. If that's the case, then--
Better to just leave him on the side of the road.
Sometimes, you just gotta get tough.
No, really.
Next time he--
Well, next time he--
Okay. Call me back later then. I've got a lot more to say on him.
Yeah, bye.