Day 23 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. I inadvertently;y took yesterday – Thanksgiving Day – off. But here I am.

And realizing that Dec 1st will be my anniversary of offering a poem a day.

Yesterday’s holidays’ were Go For A Ride Day / National Day of Mourning / National Family Health History Day  &  USA’s Thanksgiving. And so the prompt was immigrants -which I think can apply to all four.

Today Nov 23rd is National holiday is Black Friday ,  a day I traditionally avoid the stores. Holidays can be great for bringing out the compassion in humanity … Black Friday? Not so much So for me, it is a day of leftover feast food, and a second day of spending hang time with my brothers. It is also the first day I allow myself to start celebrating Christmas AND I do that in a big way – I started listening to holiday music as I clean up the Thanksgiving debris. Let’s set the prompt as that ol’ Grinch quote “it came without boxes”. 

For Day 22 in  2018 PAD Challenge Brewer’s prompts was to write a praise poem. And for today, it is take the phrase “I Can’t (blank), replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem

And over at Poetry Potion’s Poem-A-Day Challenge, Yesterday’s prompt was “seeing myself”. Today’s is  “unpopular opinion”.

Checking in with the NaNoWriMo calendar, yesterday it suggested: “Tell all your interrupting family members that Canadian Thanksgiving was in October.” And today’s is “Full moon

The poem draft I’m sharing today is from Nov 16th …

Happy Meal by Ariel

Yep – I’m all about the prompts!

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