A Word

Start with a word

not just any word

Word moist with truth

revealing my truth

Truth hard to find

seek til you find

Find its purpose

aware of purpose

Purpose to write

so hope to write

Write now

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NaPoWriMo Day 30 prompt to give directions. I hope this will help me keep writing after today.

A Word

When life is a question does anybody have an answer?

(When life is a question does anybody have an answer?)

What am I going to do with my life? he asks

Can you really answer that? she responds

Why can’t I just get on with my life?

What kind of a life do you want to get on with?

Can we take this in another direction?

What direction do you want to go?

Can I consider space?

Is space what you want to do with your life?

Can I be buried in space?

To be jettisoned into the universe?

Why not?

Do you want your body to expand twice its size?

That’s what would happen?

Can you see yourself frozen in space for millions of years?

What if I’m close to a star?

Do you want to burn to a crisp?

Why are you asking all these questions?

Do you really want an answer?

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NaPoWriMo Day 28 prompt to write a poem of questions.

When life is a question does anybody have an answer?

Parody on Drunken Sailor

What do I do with a drunken husband

What do I do with a drunken husband

What do I do with a drunken husband

Leave him in the morning

Pray stay I will do better

Pray stay I will do better

Pray stay I will do better

Don’t leave me in the morning

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NaPoWriMo prompt to write a parody . I could go on with this but I am on a road trip.

Parody on Drunken Sailor

Road Trip

Destination takes us winding through hills and valley into the lake area. This is the time of camping, outdoor cooking, fish grilling, forget about what you wear while you smoke an old stoogie by the campfire (not me but the guy across the way).

Each day will see a new state— starting with Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Idaho, and finally Washington. Beautiful country this USA.

flatland and mountain

from going down to rising

sleep is deep in dreams

Road Trip

Upside

So comfortable in my life

eat drink sleep create

ready to create a better way

moving into new areas

really moving

no time to eat

there will be food later

drink water

prepare a bed

with many pillows

tomorrow will travel

towards a new destination

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NaPoWriMo prompt to respond to a poem of choice. My life feels upside down right now, but looking at the new upside. Today was moving day.

Upside

Into the Night

Into the night bat troops fly

Most of the time against a dark sky

Into the night two cougars prowl

Most of the time they scream and growl

Into the night an owl hoots

Most of the time knowing its attributes

Into the night the sirens call

Most of the time to someone’s downfall

Into the night a dinosaur roams

Most of the time looking for homes

Into the night the children sleep

Most of the time not hearing a peep

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NaPoWriMo prompt to double down in the fashion of this nursery rhyme—“There was a man of double deed”.

Into the Night