Poem A Day: November 23-25


The final week in the  Writer’s Digest 2013 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge is finally here!

November 23, 2013
Prompt: Write an “I shouldn’t be here” poem. You can decide where you shouldn’t be: maybe it’s a place, maybe it’s a time, or maybe (just maybe) it’s a state of mind.

November 24, 2013
Prompt: Write a poem that responds to a statement.

Freedom is a pretty strange thing. Once you’ve experienced it, it remains in your heart and no one can take it away.  – Ai Weiwei

November 25, 2013
Prompt: For today’s prompt, take a poem from earlier in the challenge (that you’ve written) and remix it.

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c.b.w. 2013


6 thoughts on “Poem A Day: November 23-25

  1. “No one knows I’m left behind” – that phrase reminds me of the day my son got left behind while on a school field trip. It was just a good thing he had the presence of mind to find a phone and call home! I can’t imagine how scared he must have been. He was only in the second grade.

    The second poem ends on a hope-filled note, a promise of something better. 🙂

    I like the re-mixed version of your Nov. 1 poem, although the first version was fine, too. 🙂


    • That poem was inspired by a fear I once had about being lost and left behind while traveling. Now I welcome it. 🙂

      You’ve interpreted the second poem well. 🙂

      The remix was an interesting experience. I like both! 🙂


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