NaPoWriMo – Day 3 (List Poem)

Today’s National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) prompt is: We challenge you to write a list poem in which all the items are made-up names.

I decided to make a list of items related to reading (so not totally made-up names), but it’s what came to my mind as an editor! This is…not the best, but it’s my first stab at list poetry at least, or something like it!

I read

Bus signs while commuting,
in between lines while disputing,
and PowerPoints while doodling.

I read

Different takes on history,
but based on facts preferably,
and unsolved mysteries,
that make me sleep uneasily.

I read

Books about dogs who can think and speak,
magical creatures and fantastical freaks,
long hikes that inspire,
and complex science-y stuff that makes my brain tired.

I read

To learn about other lives,
wondrous sites,
writers I like,
and facts for trivia night.

I read

With a pen to mark up words,
with my eyes tired and hurt,
until all the lines blur,
but at least I caught the ‘he’ that should be a ‘her.’

I read

To study, to grow, and to hopefully be,
someone who others will want to read.


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