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Dead End Daze

Are you in a dead end daze

can't see clearly through the haze

feeling stuck in delays

options seem to just replay

seem to waste your life away

tending to procrastinate

best start somewhere anyway

before your mind starts to stray

if it is already gone

then it's time to just move on

 

 

 
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016 April PAD Challenge: Day 30

By: Robert Lee Brewer | April 30, 2016

Yesterday, the blog seemed to take the haphazard prompt a little too seriously–as some people were able to access the blog while others were not. Our tech team was working on the very unorganized problem and hopefully have a solution, or else the final prompt of the month will live up to its name as well.

For today’s prompt, write a dead end poem. Of course, I was thinking in terms of the challenge, but a dead end can literally mean the end of a person’s life, a dead end road, a dead end job, dead end mortgage, and so on. Take the phrase “dead end” and apply it to a noun, and the possibilities are nearly endless (except, well, there’s the whole “dead end” finality to it, I suppose). I hope it’s fun and that the blog is alive and well today. #aprpad #NaPoMo #poetry prompt 30, #pamschwetz

Important Business

Important business sharing my thoughts

whether or not they are bought

just getting them out there is enough

to give them a chance to do their stuff

 

 

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 28

By: Robert Lee Brewer | April 28, 2016 | Comments 129

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Important (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles could include: “Important Documents,” “Important: Read Before Assembling,” “Important People,” and so on. I hope everyone finds something important to write about...

Take Off

Take off to the Great White North

that fun song just springs forth

though I'd rather go somewhere warmer

not that I'm knocking the former

it was a fun song for sure

getting it out of my head....no cure

sometimes tunes get stuck in your head

ok then enough has been said

 

 

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 27

By: Robert Lee Brewer | April 27, 2016

For today’s prompt, write a take off poem. Take off work for you admin assistants out there (and any other workers). Take off a runway–for those of you who like to fly. Take off from a dangerous or weird situation–or maybe even a comfortable one. Or maybe you have a completely different take off of a “take off” poem. Go on and take off on your poetic paths.

Pam Schwetz #aprpad #NaPoMo #poetry prompt 27 #pamschwetz

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I Exercise

I exercise my mind the most

you can tell by the poems I post

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016 April PAD Challenge: Day 25

By: Robert Lee Brewer | April 25, 2016

For today’s prompt, write an exercise poem. The poem could be about a specific exercise, or it could just incorporate exercising into the poem. Or it could be dedicated to a piece of exercise equipment–so an ode to an elliptical machine or those hand grippers or something. Of course, not every exercise is physical; there are military exercises, mental exercises, and so on. #aprpad #NaPoMo #pamschwetz #poetry prompt 25

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A Safe Place

I'm always tripping over things when I don't need them

as soon as I put them in a safe place they're never heard from again

When I put something where I think it belongs instead of where it didn't

When I need and am looking for it seems to be magically hidden

I have plenty of things that I know are around here somewhere

but finding them is another thing it just seems so unfair

that rule about seek and you shall find

sometimes drives me out of my mind

 
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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 24

By: Robert Lee Brewer | April 24, 2016

For today’s prompt, write a poem in which something is lost and then regained. Maybe a relationship is lost and then regained, or a special keepsake. Maybe it was stolen and won back. Or maybe it was in your possession the whole time, but you just didn’t know it. #aprpad #NaPoMo #pamschwetz #poetry prompt 24

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My Footwear News

These are a few

of my favorite shoes

black and white checkered Vans

moccasins that are tan

all kinda crazy colored Crocs

don't forget the wickaway socks

gym shoes are my go to shoes

that concludes my footwear news

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 23

By: Robert Lee Brewer | April 23, 2016

For today’s prompt, write a footwear poem. A poem about shoes, flip flops, socks, slippers, flippers, boots, pumps, and so on. If you’d prefer not to dedicate a poem to your footwear, just mention footwear somewhere in the poem. That’s right; your hi-tops don’t have to be the star, and it’s totally cool if somebody’s clogs play a minor role in the poem.

 

 

Star Power

Never underestimate star power

it can truly devour

your heart and soul

with rock n roll

when loss is felt

your heart just melts

you can cry rivers of tears

even tho their music can last for years

too many stars are leaving us

so we're all making quite a fuss

my head's still spinning over Prince

I just can't comprehend

it's really the end

such a devastating loss

we all can go at any time

that's always been a pet peeve of mine

 

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 22

By: Robert Lee Brewer | April 22, 2016

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Star (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles include: “Star-struck,” “Star Man,” “Star Wars Prequels Aren’t Star Wars Movies,” “Starter Set,” “Stark Raving Mad,” and so on. Remember: I’m totally fine with prompts that get bent a bit.

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too late

In Response to this poem of mine....

never too late 

 

it's never too late

for a change of heart

it's never too late

for a brand new start

By pamschwetz

 

© 2016 pamschwetz (All rights reserved)

 

too late

 

one day tomorrow won't come

that is when your life is done

so do it now without delay

cuz one day tomorrow will be too late

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 21

By: Robert Lee Brewer | April 21, 2016 | Comments 140

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! It’s a day to pick a poem to carry in your pocket and share spontaneously throughout your day. Click here to learn more. For today’s prompt, write a poem that responds (or somehow communicates) with another poem. 

The School of Life

What goes unsaid

those thoughts in your head

when someone acts like they're better than you

when you know in fact that it's not true

their self importance makes you mad

but knocking them down would be just as bad

everyone's on their own path

not up to us to do the math

best not interfere

lessons learned are dear

we're all in the school of life

we live and learn it causes strife

perhaps it's just best to write

than say out loud and incite

if you sound offensive

they just get defensive

it becomes extensive

makes me apprehensive

maybe some stuff's best unsaid

left inside your mixed up head

 

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 20

By: Robert Lee Brewer | April 20, 2016

For today’s prompt, write a poem of what goes unsaid. Maybe it’s unrequited love, a hidden contempt, spoiler to the most recent TV show or blockbuster movie. Whatever goes unsaid, maybe write it instead.