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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 22 – Stark Reality

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Star (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase In sixteen years there was Cancer Divorce Remarrying Work keeping her busy Far too busy for children. But she clung to a false reality. … Continue reading

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 20 – The Unsaid

For today’s prompt, write a poem of what goes unsaid. It was the unsaid that drew our attention That’s why it was unsaid. There were feelings to consider Decorum, convention and dignity. What if the truth were revealed Shame would … Continue reading

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 19 – Cool/Uncool

For today’s prompt, take on one (or both) of the following prompts: Write a cool poem. Or… Write a uncool poem.   Summer is really uncool You sweat and perspire You stay in out of the sun For fear of … Continue reading

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 18 – In the Staffroom

For today’s prompt, write an office poem. It’s the hustle bustle The urgency of every decision Piles of requests and orders Referrals from over worked staff The endless paperwork Rising stress and trauma Of deadlines and student reports. I breathe … Continue reading

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 16 – Vintage On Melbourne

For today’s prompt, write a poem about (or at) a food establishment. My two youngest in tow We lunched at Vintage on Melbourne. What was once my local general store Is now a café come restaurant Serving superb food In … Continue reading

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 15 – 8 Words

For today’s prompt, write a poem with at least four of the following eight words: flat ring lavish vessel paper blacklist gaudy tooth It was her flat one toothed head And her gaudy dress that Marked her as a woman … Continue reading

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 14 – Time Out

Today’s prompt, write a time out poem. Step back, take a breath I need some space You’re all over me. You are so full on I need to take some time, Sit alone, in my room Gather myself and take … Continue reading

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