Here it is: Our first post-2016 April PAD Challenge prompt. It feels a little weird after a few days, doesn’t it? So let’s get back into a groove.

For today’s prompt, write a “when everything stops” poem. Maybe it’s that moment when you fell for a stranger across the room. Or maybe that moment when your car starts hydroplane and everything goes into slow motion. Or well, whatever other scenario you can imagine in which everything stops.

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Here’s my attempt at a When Everything Stops Poem:

“Jars”

all the anticipation
& excitement
stopped the moment

he bumbled on the screen
& soon it became
apparent the entire trilogy

was doomed to failure
& green screens
without any real light

only the dark side

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He’s also an avid Star Wars fan who suffered through the remastered trilogy and overproduced prequels and is excited about the newer movies. If you’re reading this bio and enjoy Star Wars, May the 4th be with you. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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