NaPoWriMo 2017 Day One – Haibun

Year four of this word challenge. I keep coming back to it. There appears to be no shortage of “stuff” to work out via prose and verse, so here I go again. Come along for the ride if you’re of a mind to. No telling where this will end.

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The Mountain Whisperer

The mountains are different here.

“Of course they are,” you may be saying. “They’re different everywhere.”

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Tilt of Axis Changed

This was never a calling.
It was practical.
Coyote. Adapt/survive.

It did make sense at the time,
and I found my niche.
Jumped in with good energy.

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 9 – Discomfort Zone

Today’s prompt wants me to write a line that I’m afraid to write. Which translates to, I suppose, admitting to something that I don’t want others to know about me. Or something embarrassing. Or perhaps lancing an abscess…?

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 6 – Ottava Rima

Foooooooood. Today’s prompt is all about food. I’m going to give it a shot in Ottava Rima form and see what comes forth. Haiku’s too easy (though still my favorite since I don’t have to rhyme). And this year’s all about branching out.

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 4 – The Cruelest Month

Hmmm…the cruelest month? I can only pick one? Today’s prompt wants me to write a poem about what I consider to be the cruelest month, which according to the legendary T.S. Eliot is April.

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 2 – Family Ramble

Well, shit…and welcome to Day Two. They seem to do this every year, this focus on the family in some manner or other. My family’s scattered to the four winds. Dad’s 12 feet under, Mom’s in Philly, Brother’s in Jersey, and Kid Brother’s in Vegas.

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 1 – The Rest of the Story

Well, now, here we are for Year Three of this insanity known as NaPoWriMo. In 2014 I completed all 30 days. Last year I made it to Day 6 and then my muse died. Or something. Bled out, if you want to get right down to it. If you read that particular post, you can see why I might have fizzled out on this challenge. It was not a good situation.

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Forward!

2012 was a year of drastic changes for me. I’ve seen a number of folks posting “good riddance” comments on Facebook about 2012, glad it’s gone and looking forward to better days ahead.

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Threnody for a Friendship Gone

Gone really isn’t the right word. A more accurate word would be abandoned. Oh hell, let’s just call it like it happened. It was thrown away. More to the point…I was thrown away.

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