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Poetry Medics Napo 3

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David_Macleod
David Macleod
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Poetry Contest

30 Years Old

30 is still the ongoing theme in Comp No 3

write a poem about what you ere like when you were 30
or
write a poem of what you want to be like when you turn 30

No More than 30 lines
New writes Please
No collabs
no extreme content
can be serious or funny

3 weeks Have Fun

Now I would recommend Napo to you and to join in on the DU version
I AM IN

but if you feel its not for you here are some links and resources for those seeking an alternative:

http://www.napowrimo.net/

https://www.facebook.com/National-Poetry-Writing-Month-415972748492192/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Poetry_Writing_Month

https://scolarcardiff.wordpress.com/2017/04/01/napowrimo/

or Google it



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David_Macleod
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get yer thinking caps on

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David_Macleod
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No Poblemo :-)))))))

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David_Macleod
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Here is an example (not a competition entry)

THIRTY

My name is just Bertie
And when I was thirty
I was big and sturdy
Being kind of Nerdy
I had a pet birdie
A canary called Bernie
Whistled operas by Verde
Was verbose and wordy
After shots of Bacardi

I met this girllie
She was also thirty
Her surname was McCurdy
First name was Gertie
She lived at number thirty
Was ever so purtee
Alluring and flirty
She was rather dirty
After shots of Bacardi

We fell In Love

I was Burlington Bertie
I was thirty, sturdy,
Wordy and nerdy
She was dirty
Gertie McCurdy
From number thirty,
Age just thirty
Purtee and flirty
Dirty after Bacardi

Married Thursday 30th 1930
Annulled Thursday 30th 1930

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wallyroo92
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Trial by Fire

I was at a crossroads in life when I turned thirty,
Happy but scared because I was a new single dad,
Iíd been through some shit the last couple of years,
I was broken, beaten, battered, shattered and mad.

And yet there I was, still trying to figure it all out,
Life had taken a turn as I experienced the consequences,
It was time to man up and own up to my responsibilities,
Taking on more obligations made me come to my senses.

Then I got to understand life just a little bit more,
All the advice mom and grandma gave me made sense,
But I had to work on myself first and foremost,
Because there I was on the other side of the fence.

Life was like an unbeatable professional boxer,
I made mistakes and got punched right in the face,
It forced me to work smarter, harder and faster,
I learned to deal, to gain skills and keep up the pace.

I screwed up, got chewed up and I fucked up again,
Thirty was a dirty trial by fire but I had to feel the burn,
I cleaned up, straightened out and dealt with the pain,
It took me a couple of times to understand it and learn.

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David_Macleod
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excellent entry wallyroo really strong :-))))))))))))))))))

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Controversity
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5 Years

Where will I be in five years?
The question of sorts though
how can I answer in hope?
Iíll be part of the boulevard
the same way itís been since
a teen I guess so but thatís
not all bad. I have a mind
thatís different, Timbalands
no socks and thatís simply
my coolness oozing in
abundance. Doing my thing
now, but I guess the goal is
to evaluate and evacuate to
a place far from reality. In
cloud nine I speak high as can
be, but donít take that for a
weakness, see it as something
of a mind no longer blind.
Much more to learn before I can
say Iíll be here or there, but no
matter what Iíll be something
vicious, but thatís of course.

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wallyroo92
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My congratulations to Controversity and daniella83 on runner up positions. Mr. MaCleod, thank you for the honor on this comp. It was a piece that was close to me.

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David_Macleod
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It was well deserved and a great poem :-))))))))))))))))

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