NaPoWriMo

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Is anyone else participating in NaPoWriMo? I’ve never done this before but I’m excited to try. 30 poems in 30 days seems doable.

If you’ve done it before, how was your experience?

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Tomes Stacked High Rise

image Tomes stacked
high rise
up from brain
stuffed with
babble –

King’s
balance march
on the road to
Nowhere

Trade your robes for
skin of bark
Kneel on
fine spun jaded
blades
Learn the whistle-code
of sky
guardians

Wisdom seeps
here
Tinged with tales of
Spanish moss long
grown

That bushel of wonders
ready for the stroking

-SQUEEZING-

’til drop moistens desert tongue

awakening the Knowing

patiently suffocating

on the road to
Nowhere

 

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I fear too much what people think

I fear too much what people think
– but wish it wasn’t so –

to climb a tree with no shoes on
and see how high it goes

I fear too much what people think
– but wish it wasn’t true –

to throw myself on grassy hills
and roll like children do

I fear too much what people think
– but wish it not the case –

to dance right through a thunderstorm
and get drenched in the rain

I fear too much what people think
– but wish I didn’t care –

to sing with joyful unrestraint
if anyone is near

And as I sit and mourn my bonds
– these shackles ’round my heart –

I start to wonder why we can’t
be simply who we are

“Be yourself!” I hear them scream
‘midst welcome signs and cheers

Yet “Weirdo!” “Strange one!” “Not like us!”
still ring within my ear

And so I fear what people think
– conditioning, you see –

too much to live with childlike zest –
wild, abandoned, free

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Slip

Torn,
the fabric

Gossamer thin,
what remains of
separation –

blown away by
one consummate
exhale

and in a
moment

I’ve slipped
into

transcendence

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Simmer

Oh to have a wit as
sharp as a ringing bell,
to leave my mark etched in
your mind;

the fiery trail of

a battle-worthy foe –

But I am not that girl

My thoughts simmer slowly
lest they boil over
into chaos;

teasing fragrance

tempting to patience –

A flavorful reward

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