For the 2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing 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 Gratitude Poem.
For today’s prompt, write a gratitude poem. Find something to be grateful about. Or write about how finding even one thing is a difficult proposition. Just so you know, I’m grateful for everyone writing poems and sharing feedback this month.
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Here’s my attempt at a Gratitude Poem:
Thank you for the silence
on this beautiful day
and for letting me sleep
while you quietly play.
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