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Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 4 - April PAD

From Poetic Asides:
http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/
For today's prompt, pick a type of person and write a poem about him or her. To help set the scene, you may want to title your poem as who the type of person is. For instance, you could write a poem titled "Firefighter," "Cynic," "Optimist," "Teacher," "2-year-old," etc. The list is endless.

Frogmen

I can spot one by his gait and build.

As if cast in a mold,
years of identical exercises have sculpted
them all into men who sort of look like frogs.

A Frogman walks
with his chest further forward than his feet,
and talks with a wry humor born of necessity.

His skin is leathered by the elements
of Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan.
Which one doesn’t matter.
It is all the same sun.

His eyes show the scars
his skin has managed to avoid.

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