Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 170 (Challenge Poems)

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The 5th annual April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge is nearly here! I hope to get a post up with all the guidelines sometime this week. As usual, I'm very excited and can't wait to get poeming each and every day from April 1st to May!

For this week's poetry prompt, write a challenge poem. The poem could either chronicle a challenge that some person (or animal, robot, monster, etc.) has attempted; or, the poem could actually challenge the reader in some way (be creative). If you have some other interpretation, poem with it.

Here's my attempt at a challenge poem prompt:


When nothing seems right. Even as
there is no reason why you should.
Because you have teeth, or because
you don't. At the children who need
to see it. As someone calls your
name in a crowded place. Your way
from one city to the next and
never expect it returned, though
another smile is all you need.


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