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Official DUP NaPo/GloProWrimo 2018

Ahavati
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Anatomy of Loss

Postlude

It was once written
that there was nothing new
under the sun, no fresh thing

that hadn't yet been done

The reality of such a sentence
spins eternally from reference
we won't encounter twice

Instead, we yearn to grow, learn
what our alternate reality already knows
as it cultivates our knowledge now;

a parallel split of atomic energy
from a singular Source of Being
expanding thick as undergrowth

That Known Being residing amid
our Living waters makes Us human;
the Unknown afterlife (w)hol(l)y Spiritual

We come to realize through eons
that Loss is just a term, a contrast
of desire, possessive expectation;

a false illusion tempting doubt

We evolve deeper into ourselves
by leaving it all behind in Death;
our roots reaching toward Truth

. . . an inch at a time during each birth;
those many manifested Lifeforms
we willingly choose to experience

And that, Dear Reader, is scarecely

The End

. . .

30/30





For My J, with Love for his uneavering encouragement and support 💜

JohnnyBlaze
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And that concludes the poetry portion of our Official DUP NaPo/GloProWriMo 2018 Competition! 📝💻

You still have until Midnight in your home's time zone to enter any Prompt inspired poems in our companion challenge Prompt Comp!


JohnnyBlaze
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Greetings, Poets of the Deep Underground! 🌞

Despite a handful of participants having fallen behind, EVERYONE made it across the finish line on time! You pushed yourself and discovered you have more poetry in you than previously believed.

🐛1. Ahavati - 🏆
🐛2. JohnnyBlaze - 🏆
🐛3. JadePandora - 🏆
🐛4. Viddax - 🏆
🐛5. Mel44 - 🏆
🐛6. cloventongue89 - 🏆
🐛7. David_Macleod - 🏆
🐛8. rowantree - 🏆
🐛9. ImperfectedStone - 🏆 First to cross the finish line! 🐌
🐛10. MadameLavender - 🏆
🐛11. RevolutionAl - 🏆
🐛12. Hepcat61- 🏆
🐛13. poetryaccident - 🏆
🐛14. Thetravelingfairy - 🏆
🐛15. MisfitPoet89 - 🏆
🐛16. Samael - 🏆
🐛17. Rosegold - 🏆
🐛18. thepositivelydark - 🏆

The All Seeing Avatar that is the DU Mistress has the final say in whether you will receive your special NaPo/aGloProWriNo trophy.

Did you remember to leave daily offerings of nutrient rich and coffee ground infused dirt on the doorstep of her wormhole? Did we forget to mention that might help in the final awarding process?

Oooooops .......

Stay tuned for further updates! 📝

This was the 8th NaPo/GloProWriMo challenge Avahati completed and technically my 6th. It was the 2nd we've personally hosted and we are already looking forward to 2019! We hope to hear more about your personal experiences this year to help promote next year's challenge.

Once again, Congratulations and Thank You for your participation!

Sincerely

your Co-Hosts

Ahavati & Johnny Blaze

💕❤🐌🐌❤💕

Ahavati
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30 Days and Nights

we wandered through    
the playing field of verse--    
dodging mines of cliche      
short-changed words;    
     
those unworthy offerings      
resulting from utter laziness      
     
The giants are appeased;    
poetry was a priority. . .    
as it should've been      
     
No more late night excuses      
encompassing fatigue      
Gone were the days      
that housed no poetry      
     
Nomadic were we      
wandering in the dessert      
seeking a country of accomplishment    
     
Now we rest, bask deservedly    
in the spoils of victory      
contemplating tomorrow      
     
how much editing it will bring      
with the memory of knowing      
you had it in you all along      
     
From this day forth      
you can continue despite doubt      
when you refuse to give up      
     
And we Veterans of the trade    
who've weathered the arid heat    
many, many years. . .?    
     
You're the very inspiration      
that urged Us on  
toward our own destination    
     
You are the fuel      
for NaPoWriMo's engine      
~



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JohnnyBlaze
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I can't get her to stop! 🐌



An absolutely splendid tribute to our participants who persevered.  🏆📝

Ahavati
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JohnnyBlaze said:I can't get her to stop! 🐌



An absolutely splendid tribute to our participants who persevered.  🏆📝


You know you wanna . . .🎈📝


Jade-Pandora
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Dedicated x’s Thirty
( DUP’s NaPoWriMo 2018 )

I keel’ed over,
Knock’d out, shock’d,
Once it hit me—
Another year
Another “dollar”,
My system, spent;

Worthy investment
In dedication.
Another NaPo’s
Come and gone,
Though unlike any
Road this poet’s done.

I crash’d and burn’d,
On my feet & then
To bed all day,
Perchance to sleep.
No phone no dreams
Short-circuited.  

Middle o’ the night,
I shuffle over
Blurry-eyed
In my slippers
To thank  
The powers-that-be,

In my dressing gown,
The unique
Opportunity
Unlike no other
I’d completed in
The NaPo before:  

Respectfully bow,
We send up a cheer
1st Shadow Guardian
Our Webmiss’s
Hard work for us,
🖋🖌W’ honors, present!🖋🖌

We’ll never forget
Our co-hosts of words
🐌Ahavati and John 🐌
With both pens in hand
Going out in a
“Blaze” of glory!

& last but not least,
Congratulations,
💁🏻‍♀️Participants ALL!🏆
We’ve proven
We can do it,
And do it with pride!

Until we all meet
Again... a pen salute!


~~Jade (tiger)🐯🐾

JohnnyBlaze
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Folks, don't forget to TAG your comp entries #NaPoWriMo2018 when submitting them to your personal portfolios!


JohnnyBlaze
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The Buttons & Bottlecaps of Critique Post-NapoWriMo Edition

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who pushed through April to earn the 2018 Na/GloPoWriMo trophy!

Say, “Goodbye!” to April showers, the quote unquote cruelest month! And a HUGE “Hello!” to May flowers!

The Official DUP Napo/GloPoWriMo 2018 has ended and with18 participants crawling over the finish line for a grand total of 540 new poems! You can read ALL of them here!

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/10143/

What a sense of accomplishment for each poet to have a catalog of 30 poems blooming in their gardens! Now comes the pruning and weeding!

Ahavati
JohnnyBlaze
JadePandora
Viddax  
Mel44
David_Macleod
MadameLavender
RevolutionAl
Hepcat61
ImperfectedStone  
cloventongue89
rowantree
poetryaccident
Thetravelingfairy
MisfitPoet89
Samael
Rosegold
thepositivelydark

The #1 Universal feedback we received after NaPo 2017 from participants was that they didn’t know they had it in them! Of course, they did! And Team 2018 did too - several pariticpants that fell behind absolutely refused to call it quits, rallied and came back strong to finish with everyone else on schedule!

How can we improve 2019's Challenge? Share with us in the below link!

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/speakeasy/read/10144/

Congratulations ( and an extra trophy ) go out to Viddax for winning our companion challenge, the DUP NaPo Prompt Comp!

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/10174/

And join us for the editing party in Honestly Crafted Critique here:

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/groups/honestly-crafted-critique/discussion/

Until next year, Deep Undergrounders,  Happy Poeting!


Ahavati & Johnny



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