Bowing Out

I made it five days into the glorious month of poetry before bowing out (gracefully?). Well, that’s not entirely true — I have still been writing this past week and I have a few poems to show for it, but none that I want to share right now. NaPoWriMo is just not happening for me … Continue reading

The Golden Shovel

Hi there! Today’s poem is an interesting one. It’s called a “golden shovel” apparently, which is where you take an already existing poem and you use each word in that poem as a last word for each line in your own new poem. Sound confusing? Just wait, it’ll make sense in a minute.   This is the … Continue reading

Let the Children Play

This is something very important to me, though it’s not something I would have thought to write about in this form. It kind of just found its way out of my head and onto my laptop screen while thinking of what to write about in today’s poetry prompt by the folks over at NaPoWriMo. This style is … Continue reading

Tick Tock

This one isn’t quite finished yet. I’ve been sitting with it since yesterday (which is why I didn’t post anything yesterday), because it wasn’t ‘right‘ yet. I don’t yet know what will finish it or how to finish it, but I’ve decided that that’s okay. I’ll share it with you anyway. This is what it is … Continue reading

A Delayed Day Two

It’s day 4 of April, yes, but this was the poem I wrote for Day 2 of NaPoWriMo but just haven’t posted until now. Wings In the tower of tenderness the wings unfold, Slowly, Gently. Until they’re sure and strong. They unravel and spread their beauty. Boldly. Courageously. The wind carries them, To parts unknown. … Continue reading

It’s April!

And you know what that means, right? Time for me to come out of hiatus! Why? Because it’s National Poetry Writing Month! Yes, I know it’s pretty despicable that I’ve last updated pretty much a year ago (I don’t really suppose that my one lone post last October counts for much). But… uhm… Okay, I … Continue reading

A New Place to Call Home

My family and I have recently moved into a new neighbourhood. In this neighbourhood, we have a new place that we now call ‘Home’. I’ve only ever known one other Home in my life; that Home, I had known for over 25 years–more, if you count the time that I was moving and shifting around … Continue reading

NaPoWriMo Day 30: Speaking in Opposites

Remember, as a child, when you would play that game where you’d say something cool/weird/funny/scary to your brother/sister/friend, and they would look at you with excitement or awe written all over their face, and then you’d wait a bit just for effect and then say: “In the opposites!” and laugh your head off? Remember those … Continue reading

NaPoWriMo Day 28: The Black Heart

The Black Heart Her black heart beats Quietly. The sound is almost indiscernible, Strangled by all her black words. Black words muffled by black verbs. What is left for her in this black world For which she lives? Grey spots of dishonesty and hypocrisy Cement her black heart. The black hurts. The more it hurts … Continue reading