Poem A Day Challenge: April 27-28

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The April Poem A Day Challenge officially ended today. I’m proud to say I wrote a poem each and every day without fail. Even on the days when I was tired or had no inspiration whatsoever. Poetry is an amazing thing in that it can exist in myriad ways. On the days when I was tired, a haiku was the perfect fit and on the days when inspiration was hard to come by, free-verse got the job done. The moral of the story: keep writing, no matter what. Every word counts for something.

Here are a couple more of my entries. April 29 and 30 will be posted on Saturday.

April 27, 2014
Prompt: Write a monster poem.

Hidden inside,
the dark spot sits
Try to forget,
the truth bites back
The shadow grows,
shuts out the light
Deny the half,
we all possess
Daggers will tear,
through flesh and blood
Accept the yin
as part of the yang
The monster stills,
and does not fight

Inspiration: I got to thinking how the human spirit is full of light and dark spaces. In turn, that lead me to think of Eastern philosophy and beliefs associated with yin and yang.

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April 28, 2014
Prompt: Write a settled poem.

The search is over,
perfectly placed and just right
Don’t sit in my spot!

Inspiration: Two words – Sheldon Cooper.

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c.b.w. 2014