NaPoWriMo 20 Poems, challenges, prompts for April 20, 2010

April 20, 2010

April and NaPoWriMo 2010 is two-thirds done. How are you doing? Writing every day? Thinking about writing every day? Reading every day? Jump right into it. Begin ag

ain if you have taken a few days off, or just start doing it. Exercise your creative muscles. Use one of the writing challenge prompts to write a poem if you want. Post the results. Keep reading. Keep writing. Have fun!!!

Poem Starter for NaPoWrimo # 20
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Some words are shy,
others purposefully
run away
when you need them

Pitch perfect poetry
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Most of Emily Dickinson poems
you can sing to the tune of the
Yellow Rose of Texas.
Does that make the song,
better, the poetry worse?
Does it mean I better be
able to carry a tune if I
want to read poetry?
Perhaps it means
there is such a thing
as knowing too much.

Septolet for 4/ /2010

Martial law
Maternal dictator
Ear pullin’
Yes maams

Tow the line
Mother’s Day

PROMPT POEM for April 20, 2010
By Christopher J. Jarmick

The great explorer,
discoverer of the hairy drool monster,
set out on an expedition
through the thick barbed wire berry bush,
around the quicksand trap,
through the desert
and into the overgrowth
to observe
the dangerous alien spies who had
just moved into the house next door.

They had strange habits, eating odd
foods, driving strange foreign rumbling
vehicles, appearing younger and more
athletic then most people in the neighborhood.
Obviously they were up to something;,
sent here by Moltar to
infiltrate our ranks,
set up the invasion.

The great explorer noted the
strange movements inside the house;
the apparent drinking of juice,
swallowing of some sort of
But what kinds?
Adjusting his advanced magnifiers
the great explorer could almost make
out the writing on the bottle on the counter of
the sparsely furnished kitchen of
the aliens.

Then he head the slam of the screen door
and knew in just a few moments
the giant hairy drool monster would
be panting loudly, exposing his hiding place.
He had to move quickly, retreat back into
the yard, continue phase 2, operation observation

My Writing Prompt/Challenge for Tuesday April 20th, 2010

TODAYS PROMPT: TAKE A WALK through your house, through the park, through a museum, through your work. Describe this walk in a poem from the perspective of a young (very literate) child.

Read Write member Jesica GC suggests a super hero poem
Write a poem in which you to pay tribute to your hero, past or present.
Here are few possibilities for inspiration:
• What made your childhood hero so special? What traits did you envy? Are super powers involved?
• Do you have more than one hero? Consider drawing a comparison between them.
• Honor the everyday heroes among us — the policemen, the fire fighters, the troops — risking their lives everyday.
• Did your hero ever fall from the pedestal you put him or her on?
• Maybe you’re the hero you want to write about! Have you ever had a moment when someone has made you feel like a hero? Did you ever save a cat from a burning building? Or maybe it was something as simple as staying up all night with a friend who needed you.
In any case, share with us in your poem what made or makes your hero so deserving of admiration


The root of the word Poetry is from the Greek ποιέω (poieō), “‘I
make’”). , poiesis, meaning a “making” or ‘creation’
Poetry is Everything


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