2016 Nov PAD Chapbook Challenge Day 1 – ‘Red or Green’


So like last year, I am taking part in the Writer’s Digest November Poem-a-Day Chapbook Challenge – with a prompt set every day in the month. I put a selection of the poems I wrote last year into a collection after a little bit of tweaking, which I still need to look into submitting to publishers – must get on that, not quite sure where this year has gone! Anyway, here is the first poem for this year – enjoy!

Today’s prompt: Write a ‘stay’ poem and/or a ‘go’ poem (I combined both into one)

Red or Green

Sit and stew on it a spell.
Get up and grab the day.
See it through to the end.
Escape before bitterness begins.
To do the sensible thing.
To strike one for spontaneity.
To play it safe for now.
To roll a riskier pair of dice.
In that comfortable, familiar sweater.
And rip the old you to shreds.
Stay or go, the fact remains
That it could tighten those bonds,
Or finally break you free.

Like this poem? Read more in my first poetry collection, ‘The Awakening’, available NOW for download as an eBook on Amazon. Check it out here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B017BZBH6M


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