April PAD Challenge / 12 posts found

2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 11

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For today’s prompt, write a power poem. Your poem could somehow involve electricity, solar power, fossil fuels, wind, or water. It could illustrate a power play or someone exerting their power over someone else. Of course, you could also write about a power outage. You alone have the power to poem your way through this prompt. Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them. Note on commenting: If you wish to comment on the site, go to Disqus to create a free new account, verify your account on this site below (one-time […]

2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 10

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After we get through today’s poem, we’ll be a third of the way finished with this challenge. Keep the poems coming! For today’s prompt, write a taste poem. Back on day three, we wrote a smell poem; let’s write about the sense of taste today. Of course, I’m thinking about tasting wine or cheese or chocolate. But feel free to indulge in a person’s taste in fashion, cars, or whatever else requires real taste. Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them. Note on commenting: If you wish to comment on the […]

2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 9

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If you want an extra challenge this month, try participating in our current WD Poetic Form Challenge for the kimo. For today’s prompt, write a breaking poem. The poem could be about breaking down walls, break dancing, breaking up, or breaking stuff. However you’d like to break it down and then write your poem. Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them. Note on commenting: If you wish to comment on the site, go to Disqus to create a free new account, verify your account on this site below (one-time thing), and […]

2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 8

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And just like that, we’re starting the second week of this challenge. Poem on! For today’s prompt, write a what they never tell you poem. I’m not sure who “they” are, but “they” talk a lot, and there are things people tell you, and there are things you just have to learn on your own, because “they” (them again) never tell you ahead of time. Like, for instance, “they” never told me that I’d still feel like a teenager in my 40s, but here we are. Think about what “they” never tell (or told) you, and write that poem. Remember: […]

2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 7

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So believe it or not, and for better or worse, we’ll be a full week finished with this challenge once we write today’s poem! Are you excited? If so, would you say you have an abundance of excitement?  For today’s prompt, write an abundance poem. There can be an abundance of things, both good and bad. An abundance of sunshine, money, and chocolate. Or an abundance of rain, debt, and liverwurst. Today, I hope there will be an abundance of poeming! Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them. Note on commenting: […]

2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 6

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The April Poem-A-Day Challenge is the big daily poeming challenge each year, but it’s not the only one. We also do a poem-a-day challenge in November based around the concept of creating a chapbook manuscript of poems, and I just announced the winner of that challenge last night. Click here to learn the winner of the 2021 November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge! For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) in the (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: “Poem in the […]

2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 5

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Here we go: The first Two-for-Tuesday prompt of the 2022 April Poem-A-Day Challenge! For first timers or those with short memories, I provide two prompts on Tuesdays, and poets get to decide whether to write one type of poem, the other type of poem, and/or tackle both simultaneously (or separately). Here are the Two-for-Tuesday prompts: Write a Make Sense poem, and/or… Write a Don’t Make Sense poem. Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them. Note on commenting: If you wish to comment on the site, go to Disqus to create a […]

2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 4

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Hopefully, you’re on your fourth day of poeming today, but it’s possible this is your first day of writing poems this April. If that’s the case, here’s your chance to catch up! For today’s prompt, write a catch up poem. This is not to be confused with a ketchup (or catsup) poem, but hey, write one of those if the poetic spirit moves you! But I’m thinking of catching up on work, catching up in a race, or catching up on some popular TV or streaming series. Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, […]

2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 3

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I always say that people who make it through the first three days of the challenge have a much greater chance of finishing the challenge than others. Also, people who make it through the first weekend have far superior odds of completion. Once you finish today’s poem, you can put a checkmark next to both categories. For today’s prompt, write a smell poem. Strong writing uses sensory language, and one sense that is often overlooked is the sense of smell. So write about the pungent smell of teenage socks, the exquisite odor of fresh lasagna, or the coppery scent of […]

2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 2

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Welcome back! It’s day two of the April PAD Challenge, and it’s your second chance to write a poem this month. For today’s prompt, write a second chance poem. That second chance could be a second chance at a relationship, at living life, or doing the right thing. Maybe play with whether it’s deserved or not, or just dive straight into giving or taking that second chance. Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them. Note on commenting: If you wish to comment on the site, go to Disqus to create a […]
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