Time to start another November PAD Chapbook Challenge. Let’s poem!

For today’s prompt, we’ve actually got a two-for-Tuesday prompt. So pick one, combine both prompts into one poem, or write two (or more) different poems. Here are the prompts:

  • Write a stay poem. A poem about staying put, not leaving, and/or dealing with someone (or something) that refuses to leave. Or…
  • Write a go poem. Fans of The Clash probably know which song prompted today’s prompt. But yeah, this is basically the opposite of staying–you know, going.

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Here’s my attempt at a Stay and/or Go poem:

“The Iceberg of My Mind”

Maybe I should go; this evening
has been the best thing I could
have ever dreamed of having &

really, I’m afraid of having too
much of a good thing, you know;
but then again, I suppose it’s

possible that I’ll never again
have a moment like this to throw
all caution to the wind & really,

I’d love to stay; please, ask me
to stay; demand that I stay &
I will. Or maybe I should go.

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This is his ninth year of hosting and participating in the November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Chapbook Challenge. He can’t wait to see what everyone creates this month–not only on a day-by-day basis, but when the chapbooks start arriving in December and January. Fun, fun, fun.

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