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Poetry Activity From Poetic Asides

Every day this month, one of my favorite poetry blogs, Poetic Asides, is hosting the activity of writing one poem per day, aka the PAD Challenge.

Today’s challenge prompt is to write a poem about a person; Check out the details.  I’d love to see what everyone comes up with.  Here is the first draft of my poem:

Mystery Writer

Cyanide poisoning, stabbing, or bullet
so many ways to die, but choosing just one
is it enough?

In a dark alley, a bright studio, or in bed
everyone dies alone
but only murderers know their last words.

Twists and turns in plot
encumbered in pretzels
never too salty.

Can’t say it’s the best poem I’ve ever wrote, but at least I gave it a shot.  What about you?

Also, please check out the Poetic Asides interview with 2010 Poetic Asides Poet Laureate Walt Wojtanik.