2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 2

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November PAD Chapbook Challenge 2013

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 2

For today’s prompt, write a “news of the day” poem. The poem should use some sort of recent news event as a springboard. It can be a news story from today (this morning), but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you could even go “old school” and find news stories from archived sources–like the “news of the day” from 1936 (to pick a random year).

My 2nd PAD poem ‘World’s Apart’ is about the juxtaposition of a 60 million Dollar diamond ring in an auction in NYC  and a makeshift tent school UNICEF have provided for Syrian refugee children. Same day. Same world.

Based on photographs of today’s news from around the world covered by The Guardian Newspaper. These pictures were consecutive and couldn’t have been further apart.

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