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NaPoWriMo 2016 Conclusion

NaPoWriMo 2016



First of all, congratulations to everybody who completed the challenge of writing thirty poems in thirty days. I enjoyed doing it for the most part, but I am, as always, a little disappointed that there are so few pieces that I think are any good. There are one or two that I feel I can do some more work on, and there is actually one that I have already performe...

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Thirty


You know

I know that - you’re playing a game

You tell me you paint your toenails blue

You mess with my head - but you stay the same

All night you talk to…? I haven’t a clue


You know

I know that - there is only you

Behind your grin and bear it persona

Sparkling and dizzy - and heady just you

Fizzy like Tizer pop and Corona


You know

I know ...

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Twenty Nine

NaPoWriMo 2016


Day Twenty Nine


The prompt at NaPoWriMo today was to

write a poem based on things you remember.


Here’s mine:



Monday we said we would always be bold  

My very first kiss – sixteen – seconds old

Falling back to earth in a lead balloon

She thought that she was flying to the moon


Memories can flatter and sometimes please


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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Twenty Eight

NaPoWriMo 2016


Day Twenty Eight


The prompt at NaPoWriMo today was to write a poem

that tells a story backwards, therefore, the first line should

say what happened last.


Here’s mine:



Finally she pulled the trigger and walked away  

She hated them all with a vengeance

The alley cats that rooted through trash cans like bin dogs

The fat cats ...

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Twenty Seven

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   Day Twenty Seven



   Her made up world of shopping for shoes/ Under the bed she has continents of them/ Amazonian rain forests full of knee high boots/ Islands the size of Timbuktu stuffed with carrier bags/ And receipts for stiletto’s that she’ll never wear/ I went to visit her once and she took an hour to find an odd shoe/ It was under ...

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Twenty Six

NaPoWriMo 2016


Day Twenty Six



What about April

Even weeds are weedier

What happened to spring


More showers this year than last

And today the snow came back  


In Piccadilly

The man with the feeding tray

Waiting for the birds


The grass is always astro

Dream on you know you can’t play


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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Twenty five

NaPoWriMo 2016


Day Twenty Five



From time to time

We travel by photography

From one time frame to another

From the present to the past

And from the past into the future

Through the same eyes

We see things in different ways

As if for the very first time

Light is thrown upon the Darkness

Illuminating our minds for ever

We wonder if those sh...

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Day Twenty Four


She’s kickin’ mad for it like Baudelaire

Done time in prison and she doesn’t care

The painted canvas of her portrait cries

Up in the gallery despite her lies

If I don’t tell her she won’t know the truth

She set herself apart she’s so aloof

As fleeting as modernity methinks

Art Nouveau rings another round of drinks

A gin and tonic and she waves goodbye

As p...

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Day Twenty Three

NaPoWriMo 2016

 Day Twenty Three

 The prompt at NaPoWriMo today was to write a sonnet.

I took the end line words from Shakespeare’s sonnet LXI

and the (sort of) idea behind it and came up with this:


Do you plan to keep your image open

So sleeplessness will keep me up all night?

Do you think that my sleep will be broken

With images you send to t...

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Twenty Two

NaPoWriMo 2016


Day Twenty Two



When the sun is shining right through

Rough as you are and feeling blue

Phew Itzy Bitzy Timbucktoo

Choose to be there I want you too


Phew relief that you came back home

Rome is no place for one so young

So young Itzy Bitzy like you

Bleu as they say you are en France


Dancing cool to the latest dance


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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Twenty One

NaPoWriMo 2016


Day Twenty One



Standing still revolving at the same time

Itemise this and that throw the other

Her blanket keeps her warm on the dry nights

Nights when it rains she sleeps under the arch


The arches where all the addicted go

Going there is the worst thing that she hates

She hates it more than queuing up for food

Food that...

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Twenty







NaPoWriMo 2016


Day Twenty


Here’s mine:


Flash Fiction in 51 Syllables



After losing the big game, Dawn tries to pacify her Pet Robot. However scarce it  may be for a Robot, he flies into a rage. Dave can’t see what all the fuss is about ‘it’s only a game’, he says.


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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Nineteen

NaPoWriMo 2016


Day Nineteen



Is life a competition or a game

Pray tell me soon my all creative one

Ask your troglodyte to discuss his name

He’ll grunt and groan ignoring you for fun

Club you to kingdom come if you let him

You need to exercise control all day

Bind him tightly and whip him till he’s thin

Feed him minute amounts and make...

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Eighteen

The conjurer tried to conceal
an ace up his sleeve but no deal
for the audience saw
that the rookie was raw
and the magical deal wasn’t real 

I did the Madeleine Begun Kane Limerick prompt today.
The idea was to use the rhyming word conceal or seal
in the challenge. 

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NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Seventeen



Who’s the dolly with the carboy trolley?

Bonkers about the bottle rack plonker

It’s Holly and she’s looking for lolly

Dish the dosh and hit her with a conker

I think she’s got a crush on the crusher

It used to be the bottle carrier

Had her eye on the winery brusher

Before that it was the dray farrier

South America would not be too far

Then there ...

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