NaPoWriMo: Did She Make It?

Yes, I did manage to write my three remaining poems last night, much to my own surprise. I had to read them again this morning to see what they said because I was so tired when I wrote them. This is the good thing about a writing practice: at a certain point, you can do it in your sleep! However, I do give those poor three poems a “get out of the worst poem contest free” card. So, here’s the most cringe-worthy poem of the month:

Good Friday

Crucifixes and Roman drums

Sister angry with her fiance

Hospitals

Ice Cream

Make me smile

Working too late

Kitty on my lap

Hoping you’re still alive

The problem with this poem, of course, is that it’s really just a list. But I was at my parents’ place for Easter, where the poems got progressively worse for each night I was there. Writing poetry is not easy when you’ve got your bed set up in the middle of the living room and people are watching Jay Leno and Futurama and anything else that may be on at all hours of the night.

4 Responses to “NaPoWriMo: Did She Make It?”

  1. withmyflashlight

    LL,
    Hi!
    List poems are a fine type of poetry…this just needs a little filler, is all. Anyway, great job at finishing project!!!

    maryz

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  2. Jenna

    I agree that list poems are a valid form of poetry and you should work on adding to it. I think the little explanation that you gave beneath it would be a perfect place to start.

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  3. spoonbridge

    Congratulations on finishing! I’ve never really tried poetry before, but I certainly know the difficulties of writing in the same room as a blasting television late at night.

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  4. Jenny

    Oh, but Lacey, the wonderful thing about poetry is that as long as you dress up in tattered jeans and a black turtleneck, you can read your most cringe-worthy poems at poetry slams and open mic nights, and people will just nod and say things like “Deep. That was deep.” šŸ˜‰

    *snicker* I’m sorry–did I say that out loud? I’m just still bitter about my favorite writing spot being invaded by a poetry slam when I was trying to get some work done. Nothing worse than being fed pick-up lines by buzzed poets when you’re trying to edit, LOL. šŸ˜€

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