Pam Schwetz

THESE THINGS YOU WON'T REGRET

 USE YOUR MORAL COMPASS

IT NEVER STEERS YOU WRONG

USE YOUR BETTER JUDGMENT

IT HELPS YOU GET ALONG

TRUST YOUR INTUITION

LISTEN TO WHAT IT SAYS

SEEK THE TRUTH AND FIND IT

THESE THINGS YOU WON'T REGRET

Author's Notes/Comments: 

TRUTH

THE SIMPLE THINGS

THE SIMPLE THINGS ARE TRULY BEST

ENJOYING THEM YOU'RE TRULY BLESSED

Author's Notes/Comments: 

TRUTH

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LEAVE FEAR WORLD BEHIND

IMAGINE A PLACE

WHERE YOU FEEL SAFE

NOW GO THERE IN YOUR MIND

 

TURN OFF THE NEWS

ESCAPE THE BLUES

RELEASE THE TIES THAT BIND

 

SEEK INSPIRATION

TAKE A VACATION

LEAVE FEAR WORLD BEHIND

 

SPREAD LOVE AND JOY

GET A NEW TOY

REMEMBER TO BE KIND

Author's Notes/Comments: 

IT WAS ORIGINALLY JUST THE FIRST THREE VERSES AND I ADDED THE FOURTH AS AN AFTERTHOUGHT SO IT COULD BE TWO POEMS...

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tumble dry aka i don't iron anything

tumble dry

i don't buy

dry clean only

 

tumble dry

i don't buy

handwash stuff

 

tumble dry

i don't like

stuff that shrinks

 

tumble dry

i don't iron

anything

 

tumble dry

apple pie

don't ask why

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This was inspired by a zoom call where Martin Atkins asked if anyone ironed t shirts and I replied truthfully I don't iron anything. I wanted to write a poem about that so here it is.

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THE END OF THIS STORY

THE END OF THIS STORY ISN'T HERE YET
AND I CAN'T REMEMBER THE BEGINNING
THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT I CAN'T FORGET
WHO KNOWS WHAT THOSE MEMORIES MAY BRING

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2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30

For the 2021 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 The End and/or The Beginning poem.
 
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NEXT TIME

NEXT TIME I'LL BE SMARTER
NEXT TIME I'LL BE BOLD
NEXT TIME I'LL WORK HARDER

NEXT TIME I'LL UNFOLD

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2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 29

For the 2021 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 next poem.

For today's prompt, write a next poem. While this may literally be the next poem you write, it doesn't need to be about the process of writing a poem. It could be about the next love, next job, next meal, next adventure. Whatever you're doing now, think about what's next and write about it.

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I'M ALWAYS RUSHING

I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO SLOW DOWN

AS SILLY AS THAT SOUNDS

I'M ALWAYS RUSHING ALL AROUND

THE PRESSURE SURELY MOUNTS

 

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2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 28

For the 2021 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 slow down poem.

Well, there are only three days left in this year's challenge. Wish time would slow down, but there's nothing I can do about it. Or is there?

For today's prompt, write a slow down poem. That is, write a poem about slowing things down. Or write about something that helps time slow down for you. Another option is to write about the friction between the fast life and the slow life.

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A THANKFUL REMIX

I'M THANKFUL  FOR MY POETRY

I LOVE THE WAY IT COMES TO ME

IT'S MAGICAL COMPLETELY FREE

TO SHARE IT UNIVERSALLY

 

I'M THANKFUL FOR THE GIFTS I HAVE

THAT DON'T COST ME A THING

I LOVE TO SHARE THEM WHEN I CAN

I LOVE IMAGINING

Author's Notes/Comments: 
NOV 27, 2021

2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 27

For the 2021 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 remix poem.

For today's prompt, write a remix poem. For this poem, take one of your poems (or several of your poems) and make a remixed version that is a completely new poem. This could involve lengthening a short poem or condensing a longer poem.

THIS IS A REMIX OF i'M THANKFUL FOR MY POETRY AND I'M THANKFUL....I WROTE I'M THANKFUL FIRST AND THEN I'M THANKFUL FOR MY POETRY BUT HERE I POST THE VERSES IN REVERSE SO THE LAST IS FIRST AND THE FIRST IS LAST...HOW IS THAT FOR A REMIX....HA HA

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WELL WELL

WELL WELL IF IT ISN'T THE SWELL
WHAT'VE YOU GOT TO SAY PLEASE DO TELL
WE KNOW YOU WILL BE CLEAR AS A BELL
BUT SPEAK QUIETLY NO NEED TO YELL

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2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 26

For the 2021 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 Well Blank poem.
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