Today’s National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) prompt is: Write a poem using/doing all of the “Twenty Little Poetry Projects.” This was a good creative challenge! I came very close to not doing this today, but alas here is my poem.
Doubt is an avalanche,
burying you in mountains,
cracking cold, sweating sorrow,
like that time Dwight proposed in Yellowstone.
Doubt is tomorrow,
or maybe nothing at all, like the trees, in the fall, without their leaves,
Can you binge me?
Or does watching TV too close make you go blind—
Just give it time,
to show the slow signs of life,
like the cheetah gently after prey,
I’ll take your life away,
Dee, they’ll say, shaking heads.
I’m going to let you down,
A deniable truth, no excuse,
you will forget to remember me,
whispers the door,
just as the snow piles on more.
3 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo – Day 5 (Twenty Projects)”
I can really understand the idea of doubt being represented by an avalanche and barren trees
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First stanza is a rocket straight to the heavy, heavy as that mountain of doubt. Wonderful to bring in the image of the proposal. Heavy with portent too. I felt it, mightily
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That’s amazing! I just checked out the details of the prompt, and you literally did each one, one, one line at a time! It’s like a recipe for a deep-sounding poem, but the result is so kind of artificially constructed! 🤣. I’m going to have to try this sometime 😀
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