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17th November 2016 ~ Poetry Challenge ~ Day 17

2016 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 17
By: Robert Lee Brewer ~ November 17, 2016

For today’s prompt, write a paper poem. The poem could be about something made of paper, made with paper, or a document–like a contract, deed, will, etc. It’s a great time to unpack your origami poems, paper plane poems, or even your spit ball poems. Maybe you can even write it on paper.


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by John Yeo

There’ll be no going back, once you’ve done it.
The damage will be extensive and widespread.
Once the flame curls around and the fuse is lit
The Parliamentary ministers will all be dead.
The gunpowder has been stacked up high
We have an escape route into the river.
The session has begun the time is nigh,
One tiny flame will destroy them forever.


We’ve been cautious in making our plans,
Spies are everywhere listening to talks
Of plots and counterplots secretive hands
Are reaching out for the traitor Guy Fawkes.
Parliament is proceeding regardlessly
Ministers will never give in to a traitor.
Laws are made, life goes on fearlessly.
Fawkes will never light the blue touch-paper.


Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved



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