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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 3

The third day of about any new routine is the hardest, including the 2016 April Pad Challenge. Let’s get through this together and own this month of poeming.

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Three (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Three Blind Hippos,” “Three Muskrats,” “Three’s Company,” “Three Movies Is Too Many for The Hobbit, Peter Jackson (just saying),” and so on.


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Here’s my attempt at a Three Blank Poem:

“Three Things That Drive Me Crazy”

The everyday occurrence of people writing everyday
when they mean every day. Also, when people keep
saying the same thing over and over again, and then
ask if I understand what they just said over and over
again, and they keep asking repeatedly until I start
to wonder if I did hear them the first time or if I’m just
hearing them wondering if I heard them and then I
start to feel dizzy and want to fall down, do you know
what I’m talking about? And third, like people who
can’t count and say they’re going to tell you just one
thing, but then, they tell you like two or three. Finally,
people who complain, especially about things they
do everyday themselves and expect others to be perfect.


roberttwitterimageRobert Lee Brewer wants to update this little bio thing each and every day this month, but he’s not sure if he’ll be able to do it. Maybe if you leave an encouraging comment below, he’ll know people read this part of the post, and then, he’ll feel motivated to make his dream a reality.

Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he gets to do a million things to help writers find more success with their writing (including this blog). He’s also the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53).

Connect with him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.


Find more poetic posts here:

  • Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 347.
  • Michael Dylan Welch: Poet Interview.
  • The Many Faces of Persona Poems.

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