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It's been a little quiet at Poetic Asides the past week or so--but that's only because I've been getting all my ducks in a row for the 7th Annual Poetic Asides April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge. There is some truly exciting things coming together for this year's challenge, and I hope to be able to share them all in an official guidelines post tomorrow.

For today's prompt, write an announcement poem. Either document the announcement of someone else, or share your own announcement. Announcements can be true, fictional, or somewhere in between. Have fun, and look for the April PAD Challenge announcement later this week (hopefully tomorrow).

Here's my attempt at an Announcement Poem:

"Ash Wednesday"

Last night was pancakes, sausage, and soda pop;
tonight, it's fruits, vegetables, and water--
only 40 days to go, 40 days left.


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Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer's Digest Writing Community and giving up soda pop and processed foods for lent. He's the author of Solving the World's Problems and editor of Poet's Market. He'll be a featured reader at Poetry Hickory (NC) on March 11 and at the Austin International Poetry Festival April 3-6. Read some of his recent poems here, a recent interview here, and check out his remix challenge here. Also, follow Robert on Twitter @robertleebrewer.


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