Next Step for PAD day 29

The penultimate prompt for the Poem-a-Day November challenge:  the words in italics are the titles of my PAD poems.

The Next Step

Day 1:  Nothing lasts forever
my first PAD poem
Oh yeah?  by Nov 29 that feels like an error

   Day 2: Cutting the Cord
– setting a poem free for others 
   to read every word.

         Day 3: Florence Remembered
That sonnet took me back
         to a happy time last December.

           Day 4: Contents
distressed me
           for many moments.

               Day 5:  A Stowaway
 took me over,
               and wouldn’t go away

                    Day 6: Searching for a way
                    to write a proper Villanelle
                    finding it child’s play.

                        Day 7 Pro
                        I had a go.

                            Day 8: Agreement
a feeble attempt

                                Day 9 Slowing Down,
I went to town
                                on that one.

                                  Day 10: A Love Story,<
                                  That one took a while.

Day 11:  Nobody Wants
to write rubbish all day
but PAD simply won’t go away.

       Day 12:  History is bunk
 went down with a clunk.

           Day 13: Why on Earth
write a Quandary poem?
           What’s it worth?

               Day 14:  Crossroads
nearly halfway
               with these heavy loads.

                   Day 15: Revolting Poetry
from a mutinous poet.

Day 16: Ancient Wisdom
came to my aid,
helped my poem make the grade

    Day 17: Ovillejo and Cascade
were next on parade.

         Day 18:  A November Walk
for lost and found 
         mentioned a lost Sparrow Hawk.

            Day 19:  A Poem with a hole
            completely out of control.

Day 20:  a Pushkin Stanza,
Right and Wrong,
a poetic extravaganza.

    Day 21: gave Permission
to write a poem
    for later revision.

         Day 22: Time to make a Stand
against war, which should be banned.

             Day 23: Formal stuff
             led to Doublimerick, Fibonacci, and Villa Nell. 
             In one day, that’s more than enough.

                  Day 24: A breathing Space
towards the end of the race.

                       Day 25: Animalia rules
                       My daft poems only fit for fools.

                          Day 26:  On the Run,
                          downhill slope to the end of the month
                          a race hard-won.

                              Day 27: Blame Two Left Feet
and Everyone But Ourselves
for this ending bittersweet.

                                   Day 28: Roadkill and Worn Out
                                   aptly describes me
                                   near the end of this task
                                   full of doubt, throughout.

                                                         Day 29:  Write a list
                                                         poem about the Next Step.
                                                         I’ve made the decision,    
                                                                                                  the next step is revision.



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7 Responses to Next Step for PAD day 29

  1. ladynimue says:

    Oh this must have been fun !! will try reading some of these too later 🙂


  2. Tilly Bud says:

    Viv, that’s inspired! Day 13 is my favourite. I hope you are going to add Day 30.


  3. liz says:

    Twenty-nine days of writing poems, and you’re still alive to write a summary of them this morning… you’ve been amazing, Viv, and I have lurked here quietly enjoying your creative darlings and wondering how on earth you do it. Presumably there will be a thirtieth poem today? Meanwhile, sincere congratulations on this achievement. You really are a star!


  4. miskmask says:

    Format holds perfectly here, Vivienne. Nicely done.


  5. Linda Goin says:

    Hey Vivienne! I wanted to stop by to thank you for your comment on yesterday’s poem. I started a new job on the same day that this challenge started, so I’m slightly bereft in my comments this month…just posting at Robert’s blog and at Facebook…

    This poem is great! As I read it, I couldn’t believe we’ve committed to this many poems in such a short time! I’m glad you committed, and it appears you’ll be doing some editing to compete in January. Bravo!

    Sure have missed you and many others from earlier this year…hope you’re well, m’dear.


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