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NaPoWriMo National Poetry Writing Month Day 19 Prompt for Saturday April 19, 2014 Posted April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.”
Edgar Allan Poe

Welcome to Day 19 of the NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) challenge. Have you been able to write 18 poems? Congratulations… keep up the great work. If you haven’t written a poem every day, you can set a goal to write 11 poems in the next 11 days. Believe me setting a goal and following through and reaching it builds self-confidence and makes you feel better about yourself. You put your mind and a little time toward it and you can get it done. Try it.

Now for today’s prompt.

Saturday April 19th Prompt

Prompt 19 – Write a Gripe Poem

 
What’s been bugging you later? What’s getting on your nerves? . If you have a little nit that’s about to blister, or your mad as hell, it’s time to yell… well in a poem anyway. Time to air your gripe, your complaint… but you’ll have to do it in a poem, and if turns out to be a rhyming, sing-song sort of poem well that’s even better.

PROMPT 18 – suggested you write an Acrostic Poem.
Here’s what I came up with:

Poem Starter 1418
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Short sayings
Have greater impact more
Often than not.

Rather than repeat
Try to write more concisely.

(Notes: 1. The first letter of each line spells out SHORT. 2. There’s a touch of sarcasm here—the word MORE is unnecessary making the short poem LESS concise than it could be. For that matter, the phrase ‘more often than not’ is also in the strictest sense not necessary and rather cliché and trite – – though it does get me to the letter O in the third line. I don’t usually comment on my writings like this, but NaPoWriMo attracts poets and writers of all different types and sometimes a little teaching is a good thing.)

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2014

Waits
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Troubadour
Of the highest order
Mimics diverse musical styles

With unique, clever twists
And distinctive voice
Inhabiting various personas
Timeless quirky inventive
Singer songwriter soars above most.

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2014

THIS IS JUST TO SAY
By Christopher J. Jarmick

This is just to say
He knew
It was wrong
Stealing the fruit from the

Icebox.
Still he

Just couldn’t resist the
Unexpected temptation the
Sweet plums offered
Torturing his senses with

Tantalizing promise of culinary delight.
Of course once his palate was

Satiated he felt remorse
And a bit of guilt leading him to write
Yet another poem.

(This Is Just To Say is spelled out in the first letter of each line of this poem which is a tribute to the one of my favorite poems by one of my favorite poets, William Carlos Williams entitled This is Just to Say, which if you don’t know it, I encourage you to google it right now and enjoy it. It is a very short memorable poem.) Oh okay… Click here to read: THIS IS JUST TO SAY http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15535

Keep writing!!!
Read more about National Poetry Month 2014 and NaPoWrimo in my 3 Part Series here:

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

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Poetry is Everything

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