The Farewells of the Chronically Disabled

Day 30, the final day and the prompt is to write a farewell style poem. The Farewells of the Chronically Disabled I’ve said farewell to a good nights sleep I’ve said farewell to friends who I couldn’t keep I’ve said farewell to nights on the town I’ve said farewell to boogie on down I’ve said…

She Beware

Day 29 prompt is to use “Twenty Little Poetry Projects” challenge to write a piece. She Beware!! Her touch prickles like a cactus plant. I swear her skin has scales, Roughly unpleasant. She carries with her a scent, Of sour repulsion. She looks and feels like shattered ice. Her words taste bitter, On your tongue….

Community Pots

Day 28 prompt is to find a news article, and to write a poem using (mostly, if not only) words from the article. I used Manchester Evening News piece “Cannabis plant pots blossom into community art project.” Community Pots Cannabis plant pots Community art Project blossom Drugs seized Bold colours Vivid designs Rather than destroying…

Night Has Fallen

Day 27 of Napowrimo is to write a poem using a photograph as inspiration. I have used one of my own photos from my local park which I took on one of my walks. Night Has Fallen The orange glow disappears Behind shadows of blackened trees An empty picnic bench Offers a seated view to…

Dark Little Secrets

Day 26 of Napowrimo and the prompt is to write a curtal sonnet. I found this one quite challenging, so hopefully I’ve followed the formula correctly. Dark Little Secrets Treading on broken shells, careless feet Crunching beneath bare skin, sharp jagged edge Destruction left behind, devastated beauty I had took this path, on words of…

It Only Takes

Day 25 of Napowrimo and the prompt is to write an Anaphora. It Only Takes It only takes a moment to change direction It only takes a hour to walk through the park It only takes 24 hours to be one day older It only takes a weekend to have a short break It only…

Seeking Suicide

Day 24s prompt has been inspired by Peter Roberts whose taken part in Napowrimo for several years now and he writes poems only about masonry. So today’s challenge is to write a poem including bricks, buildings, arches in some way. I have used the walls we have within to build my piece. Seeking Suicide He…

Reflections of Mother Nature

Day 23’s prompt didn’t really appeal to me so instead I’ve used a different prompt of what would Mother Nature be like as a person, what would she look like? What personality would she have? Reflections of Mother Nature Her hair an autumn auburn Her skin a sunset kiss Her clothes a fresh cut field…

Max and Poppy: A Dogs Tail

Day 22 of Napowrimo and today’s challenge is to write a poem for children, this can be nursery rhyme or whatever style you like. Max and Poppy: A Dogs Tail Max and Poppy Like to play Chasing their tails every day Into the lake They splash away But chasing Is their favourite game Max is…

Dear Teenage Daughter

Day 21 of Napowrimo and the prompt was to write a ‘New York School’ poem following their ‘Recipe’. I have followed my own take on this, personalising it to me while still using some of the ingredients. Hope you all enjoy this flavour. Dear Teenage Daughter Dear Dear Teenage Daughter I feel somewhat distressed Because…

Making My Mind Up

Day 20 of Napowrimo and the prompt is to write in the voice of another family. I’ve chosen my daughter Ashleigh, age 13. Who in year 8 is making her GCSE choices. Making My Mind Up Choices choices What to chose The teachers say It’s a big deal That we must pick Our true career…

Strawberry Top

Day 19 of Napowrimo and today’s prompt was to use a sea shell name to write a piece. I choose Strawberry top because to me it means something. I have been called many of the names in this poem’ just because I have I have ginger hair. Strawberry Top I’d never date a Ginger Ginger…