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Annual Poem a Day Challenge

Annual Poem a Day Challenge

It’s November again. Time to take in earth’s beauty before denuded trees stand stark against winter’s wind. Where did the year go? Every November I join Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem a Day Challenge. http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2018-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-4 Robert is the poetry editor for Writer’s Digest. He feeds poets a prompt every day during November and April. The prompt for last Sunday was, “Write an I’m sorry poem.” These lines popped in my head when I read the prompt. It’s now been over six months…

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Homegoing

Homegoing

As this month of April draws to a close, the prompt on Poem a Day Challenge for the 30th was “closing time.” This is the poem I wrote to the prompt. Saturday, April 21, 2018 At 3:00 p.m., we gathered ’round husband’s bed in the Hospice Hospital to bid him farewell. As we sang to him, his breaths came in short puffs with longer spaces between. “We love you, Dad.” Said one. “Thank you for your leadership.” “I’ll miss you,…

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