April 2019 Napowrimo-Day 15

Write your own dramatic monologue. I soaked coffee into my pores my Body became a separate entity a machine my Mind drove to create Crushed by the weight of Mind’s driving desire Body pushed through the stress to get Mind’s to do lists checked because Soul strove for perfection and Heart only cared for passion…

April 2019 Napowrimo-Day 13

Write a poem about something mysterious and spooky. I did not know her she snuck up on me already knew my secrets cast a magic spell I became a puppet helpless she pulled my strings my eyes were open but I could not move forced to watch her take my place she slipped into my…

April 2019 Napowrimo-Day 12

Write a poem about a dull thing that you own, and why (and how) you love it. Alternatively, what would it mean to you to give away or destroy a significant object? polished the brass hairpin the one I used when we last said goodbye I hoped it would shine again but the rust sealed…

April 2019 Napowrimo-Day 11

Write a poem of origin. Where are you from? Not just geographically, but emotionally, physically, spiritually? And having come from there, where are you now? I was born with sand caught in my throat like the other Asian-American kids in my hometown we dared not speak too loud and voiceless, we strived for perfection straight…

April 2019 Napowrimo-Day 10

Napowrimo Day 10: Write a poem that starts from a regional phrase, particularly one to describe a weather phenomenon. thought I was the chosen one. the Sun would serve me lemonade, slather coconut sunscreen on my golden skin, but the sky had other ideas. Heaven cast May Gray into the leading role. she ruled my…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 9

Napowrimo Day 9: Write a poem inspired by Sei Shonagon, a Japanese writer who lived more than 1000 years ago. She wrote lists like “Things That Have Lost Their Power,” “Adorable Things,” and “Things That Make Your Heart Beat Faster.” a family sized bag of potato chips after 3 months of clean eating people him…

April 2019 Napowrimo-Day 8

Napowrimo Day 8: Use the jargon/slang of a particular job or profession, and see how you can incorporate it into a metaphor that governs or drives your poem. Since I do product development as a food scientist, I decided to use my job as the metaphor and incorporated nutrition lingo. sometimes I’m asked to formulate…

April 2019 Napowrimo-Day 7

Napowrimo Day 7: Write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else? Be kind to yourself, my girl And listen to the songs Of sunrises and dreams you’ve missed Find that child you were She was never lost She may not…

April 2019 Napowrimo-Day 6

Prompt: write a poem that emphasizes the power of “if,” of the woulds and coulds and shoulds of the world. If words would make you love me I’d write a thousand songs A million poems Until you fell under my spell If dreams would make you see me My ghost would continue To haunt your…

April 2019 Napowrimo-Day 5

Napowrimo Day 5: Write a poem that incorporates 1)the villanelle form, 2)lines taken from an outside text, and/or 3)phrases that oppose each other in some way. For the 2nd requirement, I borrowed from my favorite, Taylor Swift (of course) and Ava Max. Never trust a narcissist. He called me sweet til I turned psycho. I…

April 2019 Napowrimo-Day 4

Write about sadness through simplicity playing with sonnet form. I should just delete those photos from my birthday Getting old has become more cursed than blessed Last year, I realized no one and nothing stays the same When the candles were blown out and everyone left He left. And so did my childhood. My birthday…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 3

Day 3 of Napowrimo. Prompt is to write a story or action that unfolds over time. This one’s a little long because it got a little personal. Honestly, I’m a little petrified of posting it, but I am a believer in sharing my truth so others who might have a similar experience know they aren’t…