2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 17

Write a poem every day of April with the 2022 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today’s prompt, write a mad poem.

For today’s prompt, write a mad poem. There are things that make us mad as well as things that drive us mad. Whatever your interpretation of the word, I hope you have fun with this prompt.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at a Mad Poem:

“Fishing on Mad River”

A good place for trout
and to watch out for
all manner of planes
while plainly hoping
for a bite on the line
and a moment’s respite
from the worries of
the world that often
make it feel like an
upstream swim but
here’s a chance
for the rush of wind
and water and perhaps
a catch.


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