NaPoWriMo 22 Poems, writing challenges and prompts for April 22, 2010

April 22, 2010

Day 22, and just 8 more days left of this NaPoWriMo madness. Today, a poem starter, two septolets and a prompt poem that combines the prompt I wrote for today, that is
posted at the Dash30 site after 9 p.m. every evening (google dash 30 Napowrimo
to get there) AND the read-write site prompt.

Happy writing.

Poem Starter for NaPoWrimo # 22

By Christopher J. Jarmick

She was conceived in a Howard Johnson

Motor Inn, named after

a Baskin Robbin ice-cream flavor

and destined to be a medical doctor

just like her Mom, Dad and both

Grandfathers. In 4th grade she’s

exceeding expectations.

Septolet for 4/22 /2010

Free parking

20 minute limit

Violators towed

Enjoy your stay!



Meter Maid

SEPTOLET 4/22/2010 #2

Twin Headlights

Red shoes

Golden arch

Happy Hour

Striped suit

Convicted felon

Toy inside

Prompt Poem (combo) for 4/22/10

Not a Poem about a Bored Game

By Christopher J. Jarmick

The epiphany struck me

without warning,

‘there’s no such thing as luck,”

No such thing as luck.

An answer to a silent prayer.

I knew what I had to do

Nothing else to be said.

My confidence; arrogance perhaps

revealed all at once,

My actions said too much,

Too much.

I wanted to remember

every detail.

The dizzy victorious feeling,

I could taste.

The fierce heated intensity

reverberating off my opponents.

My smile was too obvious;

could have been a bluff,

could be a Royal Flush.

Call it to know for sure.

Call it.

My Writing Prompt/Challenge for April 22, 2010

NaPoWrimo challenge prompt for Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

TODAYS PROMPT: Write a poem about playing a board game or a game of cards, don’t ever say what the game is, or use something that would immediately identify the game (like Boardwalk for example) until the last two lines of the
poem. The game could be played while
something is going on and be the setting of the poem rather than the focus of
it. If you want to up the challenge…
write it as a form poem of your choosing.

Today’s prompt from Read Write Poem member Catherine who provided the contents for today’s prompt, a Wordle.

(which includes these words: Reverberate, rust, saffron, pepper, tomorrow, emporium, dizzy, squall, tendrill, crow, fierce, flinch)

Use one or all of these in a poem.

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


Poetry is Everything


Christopher J. Jarmick is a Seattle based Author, very active in the Northwest Poetry Community. His latest book is called IGNITION; Poem Starters, Septolets, Statements & Double Dog Dares. Click on it to
find out more about it.


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