I live in a dictionary
With words as house mates
Composed of verses
It alphabetically speaks
Reverse Mirror Cinquain/Meta poem
(One definition of Meta is: “pertaining to or noting an abstract, high-level analysis or commentary, especially one that consciously references something of its own type.”)
#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 28–Prompt: write a Meta Poem
A slip of the tongue
Brings heartache if
Careless words are spoken and
Damage can be done to a tender heart.
Even if you apologize and ask
Forgiveness theres no
Getting the words back once they’re spoken.
Honestly, words can be like arrows that
Inflict pain if they are
Judging words, but if they are
Kind words, spoken in
Love with true
Meaning and compassion behind them,
Not only will they do good, but they might
Open the door to end someone’s
Pain, or help someone
Quit a bad habit.
Remember to think before you
Try to always choose
Uplifting words that will bring
Victory into someone’s life, for
Words are powerful!
X-ray each one for harmful effects before
You speak it, for we all need to be
Zealous to make sure our words are good.
As my heart fills with perplexity
And threatens to overwhelm my soul
My minds fills with Your words to me
Comforting with precious
Promises so sweet
Of Your care
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. Psalm 94:19 KJV
What a novel idea said he
Nurtured in conspiracy
Yet, born out of necessity
It’s words still live quite timelessly
“Gone With The Wind” written in 1936 by Margaret Mitchell is still my favorite novel and movie of all time
I’ve been Plum tired,
And at times Plum tuckered,
But Plum crazy I’m not
A bit of humor in my poem today. 😊
Seeing this plum tree while on my walk a few days ago caused me to remember some old phrases my dad used to say when I was a kid.
Positive or negative impact
Proverbs 18:21, The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Some words on paper
Come alive and touch people
The alphabet will speak
A heartfelt message of truth
To those willing to hear
(Video: Live Performance of MARCIN rapping the lyrics to his newest song “War With gods” (ISRC: QZDA51801260) on stage at “Locals 2 Legends” Show Beaverton, OR 6/15/18)
(MARCIN is my grandson)
Poetry or Prose? Only the scholar knows what label thoughts on paper take or whether lines run together or break, the rules. Do I write to please a scholar, or to empty my head of floating syllables that wake me in the night? My answer is that I must ignor the scholar’s frown as I write down those words, thoughts, feelings in my head, waiting to be said, before they fly away to the land of dread, where they are doomed to fade away beneath piles of broken dreams and things unspoken, left to lie and die in the dust of lost opportunity and missed chance. Form can be a friend, I treasure it to no end, but there are times when thoughts run free and words won’t bend to fit in a syllabic line. So, prose then, can be my friend, as I randomly write into the night, words running ahead the thoughts in my head, tempting my fingers to tap the keys and create a space for them to live on paper.
Commit to always keep going non-stop
Singing a song only your heart knows
Clinging to a belief deep within
That will give your soul the wings to fly
(Based on this poem by Emily Dickinson)
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,”
NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 18
prompt for the day isn’t exactly based in revision, but it’s not exactly not based in revision, either. It also sounds a bit more complicated than it is, so bear with me! First, find a poem in a book or magazine (ideally one you are not familiar with). Use a piece of paper to cover over everything but the last line. Now write a line of your own that completes the thought of that single line you can see, or otherwise responds to it. Now move your piece of paper up to uncover the second-to-last line of your source poem, and write the second line of your new poem to complete/respond to this second-to-last line. Keep going, uncovering and writing, until you get to the first line of your source poem, which you will complete/respond to as the last line of your new poem
“Actions speak louder than words” —Author Unknown
Sources say that this expression dates back as far as 1628. It was first used in its current form in the USA by Abraham Lincoln in 1856.