NaPoWriMo Day 29 Prompt for April 29, 2016

April 28, 2016


“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt,

and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

Leonardo da Vinci

DAY 29  – NaPoWriMo Prompt for  April 29, 2016

Welcome to Day 29 of the NaPoWriMo challenge.  Use these prompts to inspire you to write a poem each and every day of April.

Write a Path-Crosser poem.  (A form of my own invention).     Here’s what to do:


Start out your poem

with four to six lines

leading up to a situation

where you come to some

Sort of fork in the road;

literally or a life challenge


If you went on this path                                                                                  What might happen

would things change?                                                                                        If you took this path

Would the challenges                                                                                        Where might you go?

inspire you to something greater?                                                                 What might happen?

Who would you meet?                                                                                          What would you see?

What would you see?                                                                                            What would you do?


Write your Path-Crosser poem.

For those living anywhere near Western Washington you might want to look at the new Poetry Day of the Week page that you’ll find in the upper right corner under PAGES.   A couple of times this month you may also find my Poetry Northwest announcements in between the NaPoWriMo posts.

If you post the poems on your blog or anywhere using this prompt… send me a link.



My Day 27 Prompt Poem  (Parody)

All About the Trump

(with apologies to Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass)

By Christoppher J. Jarmick

. . .because you know he’s all about the Trump

‘bout the Trump, no sta(tus)-quo

He’s all about the Trump

‘bout the Trump, no sta-quo

He’s all about the deal

‘bout the deal, no loser

He’s all about the Trump

‘Bout that trump… trump… trump… trump


Yeah, it’s goddamn clear, he ain’t no number two

Cause he can fake it, shake it, like he’s supposed to do

And he’s got that boom boom the media chases

with shouts and insults in their ugly faces


I see politicos workin’ them exit polls

Y’know that shit ain’t real, please make that cheating stop

If you got anger, anger, it’s time to shout

America can be great again from the bottom to the top.


Yeah, his daddy, he told him, don’t worry ‘bout your hand size

(Shoo wop wop, sha-ooh wop wop)

He says, “Voters like a little hand of bullshit to make’em feel right”

(That bullshit, uh, that bullshit, bullshit)

You know he can’t be no smooth political sell-out hack

(Shoo wop wop, sha-ooh wop wop)

So if that’s what you’re into, then go ‘head get god-smacked


because you know he’s all about that hair,

‘Bout that hair, no fake wig

He’s all about that hair

‘Bout that hair, or-ange

He’s  about that hair

‘Bout that hair, or-ange

He’s all about that hair

‘Bout that hair… Hey!


Let’s Make America great

Ted can tell them bible thumpers

Trump, just playin’, another party jumper

But Trump’s here to say, stop

America needs to be great from the bottom to the top.


because you know he’s all about that Wall

‘bout the Wall, no spics

He’s all about the Trump

‘bout the Trump, no status quo

He’s all about the Hair

‘bout the Hair, or-ange

He’s all about the rich

‘Bout those bucks… deal… trump… real

‘Bout that trump… Hey!

He all about that Trump

Bout that Trump…


Yeah yeah… ohh… You know you like this Trump… Hey…


AND….   My Day 28 Prompt Poem (weather terms)

Don’t Shoot Until You see the Anthelion In Their Eyes

By Christopher J. Jarmick


When alto and stratocumulus roll in, keep adiabatic.

Anomalies are the norm.  Breathe deep.

2016 politics are like Arctic oscillations.  Stay adiabatic.

It will pass.  It will return.


Trump’s impression of derecho

is spot on, though his hair wouldn’t actually stay in place

if it were real.


Bernie’s difluence is real.  It’s more than his initials

suggest but it too is part of the cycle.

Stay adiabatic.


The unknown durn of the Kasich dredging

has been like a facula and it too shall pass,

though you’ll hardly notice.


We can still nearly predict the Cruz fluence.

Don’t fear.  The fletch is decreasing and soon

we’ll return to geosynchronicity.


Since we can anticipate precipitation

on the elephant parade, hook up the disdrometer

so we’ll have accurate measurements.


If it gets really crazy, they’ll

be an ashfall advisory.  They’ll be backscatter too

but it won’t make any more impact on you

than trickle down did.


The crepuscular rays will lift your spirits,

perhaps create some rainbows.


Remember it’s just a cycle.

The sky won’t fall.

You’ve got time to prepare.

Stay adiabatic.

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