Ponderings

So even though I haven’t posted in awhile, I have been jotting down some things on my phone to post later. So here is a jumble of random, unfinished ponderings I may or may not revisit later. Honestly, weird stuff just pops into my head sometimes, but just plopping it all down here.

Your doubts,
build a tower,
over your thoughts,
maybe it’s better to build a box.

Don’t stop here,
My weary dear.
Hang hope on who you want to be.
Your strength will keep.

Take the leap.
Take the leap.


Kill your darlings and the cats,
Throw the baby with the bath,
stretch, stretch the facts.


We are getting older,
we are getting wiser,
maybe we know better,
maybe you regret her.

I still love you laying here in the dark,
but I am waiting, I am waiting,
for that spark.


Hope is a rope,
I tie around my neck,
just for the heck of it.


I am getting older,
but I still don’t know a thing,
I’ve lived my biggest dreams,
but I always pull at the seams,
until it all falls apart on me.
I cannot seem to find serenity.


The leaves shaking, waving,
like rain coming down in sheets,
the space of serenity,
you and me between the trees.


There is no one around,
in this ghost town,
and it’s a lonely place to be,
with just my thoughts and me.

 

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Like Elastic

I really need to get back into the swing of posting regularly! I have been writing, just offline. I am working on a poem series, mostly in my mind but slowly forming into something more tangible. For now, posting an older poem.

Like Elastic

Like an elastic band,
your words tighten around me,
leaving an imprint,
long after I have unwrapped myself
from you.

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NaPoWriMo – The Day After

I suppose it is time to acknowledge the end of my first time participating in National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo)! I am SO HAPPY I decided to take this challenge on and write 30 poems in 30 days (I can’t believe I actually kept up with it!). I definitely had difficulty posting poems every day, especially when I felt they were really rough drafts. However, the challenge forced me not to overthink and overedit my poems, but rather just let the words be and open myself up more.  I have never written so regularly in my life, and perhaps because of that, for the first time I felt like a legit writer. I am forever grateful for all of the other writers I connected with over the course of this challenge. Although the daily prompts got me writing, the community kept me going. You all inspired me with your creativity and general awesomeness. Thank you so much for all the support, encouragement, and kind words!

Soo now I am not sure what to do next or what to write without prompts guiding me haha. I have a few loose ideas in my head on a series of poems I want to do, but nothing solid yet. What goals do you all have next for your writing? How will you stay inspired and accountable? What did you think of NaPoWriMo 2018?

For now, I figured I’d do a bit of a highlights reel, so here are my top five ‘most-liked’ poems from NaPoWriMo:

NaPoWriMo – Day 30 (Fascinating Fact) 

NaPoWriMo – Day 22 (Impossible)

NaPoWriMo – Day 7 (Identity) 

NaPoWriMo – Day 4 (Abstract)

NaPoWriMo – Day 1 (Shame)

I’d like to honorably mention these because I feel like the prompts got me most out of my comfort zone, which is fun:

NaPoWriMo – Day 29 (Plath)

NaPoWriMo – Day 19 (Erasure)

NaPoWriMo – Day 12 (Haibun)

NaPoWriMo – Day 6 (Line Breaks)

NaPoWriMo – Day 3 (List Poem)

Lastly, I want to highlight some of the blogs I followed during NaPoWriMo:

Rhyme and Reason

Ramblings of a Writer 

Madame Writer

Bartholomew Barker, Poet

Jo Christiane Ledakis

Toby’s Big Oul Blog 

Elizabeth Boquet

Poetkatie

Huyork

V.J. Knutson 

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