NaPoWrimo Day 25 poems, challenges, prompts for April 25, 2010

April 25, 2010

Poem Starter for NaPoWrimo  #25

By Christopher J. Jarmick

SEC lawyer in Washington D.C.

paid to scrutinize  brokers, managers, bankers,

instead, watches and downloads

Internet porn  8 hours a day.

Cheats millions.

Septolet  for   4/25/2010

By Christopher J. Jarmick

Large size woman


Commercial during

Family hour

On network

Banned ; not

skinny enough

SEPTOLET  4/25/2010

Maintenance Price

Unforgettable expense

Daily dole

Planned obsolescence

Paycheck pain

Stretched thin

Break up


(double prompt)


By Christopher J. Jarmick

Searching for the words I swear,

To rhyme, keep time, beware.

Let me explain, if you,please,

nearly perfect spring evening,

blooming cherry blossom, magnificent magnolia trees

Shining bright in the orange light

Of a spectacular sunset,  distracted me

completely last night.

I said yes to the C.I.A. agents, you see

who needed my assistance

in their  high stake fight

against a terrorist resistance

whose leader was seen,  just a mile

from where I stood by the lake.

My service was needed, for a short while

There was so much at stake,

And for my country’s sake,

I could not hesitate to assist.

I’ve said too much and must resist

Speaking of this any more

Please don’t throw me out the door,

It was you I was fighting for.

Understand also, that I may

Have to be late

on yet another  day.

My Writing Prompt/Challenge for April 25

NaPoWrimo  challenge prompt for Sunday,  April 25th, 2010

You’re late for work or an important date,  because you overslept, but your boss hates over-sleepers. (your date doesn’t tolerate lateness)  He or she  does love entertaining stories however, so create the most outlandish excuse as to why you were late.  And please try to make it rhyme…..

The prompt from Read Write member Joseph Harker:  Keep an ear out for the first sentence (or even word) that is said to you after you read this prompt. (Poetic license: If the first few words are exceptionally boring, wait for the first uncommon or peculiar one.) Take that word/sentence — it could be “mango” or “exemplar” or “have you ever been to this Ethiopian restaurant?” — and build a poem around it. Maybe you have deep thoughts on mangoes or a narrative of heartbreak and spicy injera from the restaurant mentioned. Trust in fate.

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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