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2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 11

For the 2020 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets write a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today’s prompt is to write a color poem.

For today’s prompt, write a color poem. You could make the title of your poem a color and then write a poem. Or you could just mention a color in your poem. Of course, an ode to a color would work. And feel free to liberate your poem with a variety of colors (why pick only one?).

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at a Color Poem:

“gray scale”

for one thing I can’t remember
any color in the embers
of a long lost forsaken dream
only people and what they seem
to be telling me what to do
about a thing I can’t unscrew
during my conscious waking life
filled to the brim with doubt and strife

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