Napowrimo, Day 29 and . Today’s prompt is to take one of your favourite poems and find a very specific, concrete noun in it. After you’ve chosen your word, put the original poem away and spend five minutes free-writing associations – other nouns, adjectives, etc. Then use your original word and the results of your free-writing as the building blocks for a new poem. I chose “Dulce et Decorum est” by Wilfred Owen. His poetry started by love of poetry at school.
Noun: Drowning

Associated words: Overwhelmed, suffocating, submerged, overpower, gasping, overcome, swallow up, engulf, swallow up, devour, can’t breath, panic, struggling, survival instinct, sinking.


Sinking into the deep,

A watery black hole engulfs her.

Her arms flap,

Trying to free herself,

As her lungs fill with water.

She gasps for breath,

Desperately trying to survive.

Her eyes are washed away with terror.

Her heart is racing,

So fast, she feels like it’ll explode.

She’s falling deeper and deeper,

She sees the light extinguish.

Her body becomes heavy,

As she lets go,

Accepts her fate.

No one is coming to save her.

She closes her eyes,

and let’s the darkness come.

By Katie Haigh

copywrite@K.Haigh 28/04/17

Photo by Katie Haigh



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