#2 of 30 All The Small Things During this pandemic While doing all classes online Being with family all day Stuck at home
Itís the small things That keep me from breaking down From the anger and sadness and frustration
A cup of tea to warm my soul Cooking a meal with my mother Getting a text from a friend I havenít talked to in a while Watching my tortoise explore my house Reading a book for hours
Creating a painting of a sun Because that is what my town is doing We are in this together spreading sunshine Despite being indoors More and more suns are made everyday Put on houses and shared online
Itís all the small things That are keeping a smile on my face
Posted: 2nd April 2020 6:39pm
Fire of Insight
Joined 15th Sep 2019 Forum Posts: 83
Welcome to the Machine (MRI dreams with contrast)
Iím in the feeding tube frantically opening files trying to escape the host. The steel door slams shut,
I have sand between my toes
Dizzy from dinghy inflation, burnt from bare excavation, already raced from rock to pool, the daylightís pink begins to cool
Our sunset supported by fish and chips, greasy fingers and salty lips. Empty beach with a curled up fleece, children yawn, storied to sleep. We hold each other take some time, watch the waves with a bottle of wine. Cooling sand shows remnants of fun, windbreak flaps at the last of the sun.
The ocean boils as surf turns black sand splits open with deafening cracks. Long metal arms pull me into the chamber the machines in my head, as I commune with this stranger.
Posted: 2nd April 2020 7:12pm
Edited: 2nd April 2020 7:13pm
Jennifer Michael McCurry
Tyrant of Words
Joined 22nd June 2015 Forum Posts: 2047
#2 of 30
Am I breathing Lord my God? Oh find me! And so on into these first few moments of eternity.... They sing, don't they? Or is this the great roaring of the lion? And I have sacrificed like a lamb.....
Oh God Oh find me....
In these shallows set far from the tempest.. Seeking shelter in a still moonlit midnight.
The world had fallen to its knees. And have I. And have I?
The world had taken its toll on thee... And have I.
Posted: 2nd April 2020 7:13pm
Edited: 2nd April 2020 7:42pm
Tyrant of Words
Joined 6th July 2014 Forum Posts: 62
2 of 30
By the Bed
(c) Sweet Oblivion 2.4.20
Each night I kneel by the bed, with my hands Placed flat upon the floor and, there, I pray, Remembering my past; and what I planned With you, when we were younger: you would stay Forever then, until my father's call To bid you leave our house and let me sleep; Once I had prayed and sold the gods my stall Of hopes and dreams and what-would-be to reap No wakefulness in early hours; my lids Would open well-refreshed to find the dawn With you attendant; forlorn thoughts of kids, That in the end were not: there is no spawn, Once love and a first lover die; unwed, I kneel, with second thoughts, right by the bed.
81 unique words 120 words
Posted: 2nd April 2020 9:14pm
Joined 25th Sep 2019 Forum Posts: 35
2 of 30
Between the sun and the earth I run beneath parting clouds A wash of translucent silvered skies with sunbeams breaking upon my eyes Single strides span shoals of projected silhouettes Nestled along the emerging footholds of green to bring Scrolled steps amongst the circling flakes of snow Their frost caught crystals of white form bleached fragments of sight A radiant void gifted in their refracted light To coy to manifest a white washed, refreshed, winters chest Their restless tide and fading wrest sets to rest The final steps and the last breaths upon The waking flight of night and its wondering song
Posted: 2nd April 2020 9:34pm
Tyrant of Words
Joined 2nd Feb 2017 Forum Posts: 724
NaPo 2020, April 2nd 2/30
CELEBRITY BUG NURSERY RHYME
My name is Ovid Covid Iíd like you all to know Iím just a normal flu-bug who's out to steal the show,
a wannabe dictator who likes to play the boss so donít you dare to question ó it makes me really cross.
With many years in planning and dumbing people down my mission is to scare you so I can steal the crown;
but this is just for starters, effects will multiply like ruining economies Ö Iím smart Ö you canít deny.
Associationís over you stay alone at home the outside world is closing in youíre not allowed to roam.
The mediaís to be trusted as sheeple know so well and now I am a super-bug Iím gonna raise some hell.
Posted: 2nd April 2020 10:04pm
Joined 11th July 2012 Forum Posts: 1077
When I Fell in Love with Fire
It was in my formative years When I first heard the sound I really couldnít believe my ears Or my eyes for what I had found
And so I fell in love with fire I craved to perform and play To be better was all I desired I wouldnít have it any other way
I practiced, rehearsed and trained Until my fingers ached and bled Iíd taped them then went at it again ĎTil I knew every note in my head
But I would never be one of them
The rendition of the original composition Made me explore music history and more Stravinskyís piece has a place in my heart Like wings of fire that make me soar
# NaPoWriMo2020 118 words 83 unique
Posted: 2nd April 2020 10:09pm
Joined 30th Oct 2016 Forum Posts: 193
#02 of 30
Comfort of the Fiend
Demons are painted with a brush damning all in hurryís rush when decisions to extricate are based on tropes of wide mandate
the residence of an imp may be welcomed as consequence when the space thatís shared feels like a home and not a jail
kindredness comes with joint time good and bad are thus combined when contrasted with the world the shades of gray are colorful
the good demon is family a brusque removal is calamity embrace the comfort of the fiend donít ask the world to intervene.
Posted: 2nd April 2020 10:17pm
Joined 31st Dec 2015 Forum Posts: 663
ii of xxx
THE SLEEPING DRAGON
The moment I saw They were mining its mountain- Donít wake the sleeping dragon, I thought.
When I realized They were stealing its possessions- Donít wake the sleeping dragon, I thought.
I recall noticing All their houses made of wood- Donít wake the sleeping dragon, I thought.
Iíve heard rumblings: ďWe must strike first, Before it kills us all!Ē Itís tempting to laugh, but
Just now I caught one Trying to pry a dazzling scale From its living, breathing belly. These critters are a nuisance!
I can sleep no longer. I let the rage flow through me, A river of lava. It is time to spread my wingsÖ
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NaPoWriMo2020 108 words 75 unique
Posted: 2nd April 2020 10:48pm
Guardian of Shadows
Joined 10th Oct 2009 Forum Posts: 6512
2 of 30 Day 2: 02/04/2020
The trouble with Tribbles Is that the terrible twos Tend to transform into terrifying triples Therein tending to thrive to terrible totals The task of tackling Tribbles is in the tracking and it is a true talent to keep on track as the teeming threat teem tenfold and beyond. To stop such tumultuous troupes Simply temporarily starve the little buggers, so as to stop a stampede their threat lies in their tenacity to thrive if fed so it may seem slightly sadistic to treat Tribbles so but better to be bitter and block the butter than the trial and tribulations of thriving Tribbles!
Unique words: 68
Posted: 3rd April 2020 00:11am
Edited: 3rd April 2020 00:37am
Tyrant of Words
Joined 21st Aug 2013 Forum Posts: 576
Why are women so fascinating? my model stolen at a young age just after my supposed Freudian crush a gaping void, a mystery remains perhaps explains a penchant for detective stories when mother died the ďgame was a footĒ
A replacement soon appeared a commandant rather than mater gone were big, compassionate hugs no more drying tears on apron or cascading skirt left with only birthday and Christmas kisses made to feel like that other womanís child seemingly made for daily vacuuming shag carpeting mowing lawns, washing cars walking dogs, washing dishes et cetera, et cetera, et cetera
I have hard evidence of a different feminine one that seeks conversation, wants to know me happiness is for her not just for other people joy, good humor and loving are daily aspirations a soul for whom, like me, sapiosexuality is a fetish my investigation is replete with pleasure, pain, titillation, tears rejection and acceptance the case will never be closed although some facts are elementary in each woman lies a singular mystery
Posted: 3rd April 2020 00:12am
Joined 25th Mar 2018 Forum Posts: 114
Fan That Flame
Fan those flames dear and help them to burn stronger Make the fires roar and last all the longer This is only the beginning as we have just begun to play With words and with rhythms as we dance and we sway Come dance with me and sing at the top of our lungs To make sure we are heard and leave nothing unsung Give me your hand and I will lead you towards life To forget all your sorrows and know comfort amid strife Forgetting our fears for a moment or two All of our worries gone and calmness ensue My dear letís get these passions flowing No one knows when it will end or how itís going So letís live to the fullest Iím the here and the now Everything else will fall Into its place, somewhere, somehow
Unique words: 101
Posted: 3rd April 2020 00:22am
Fire of Insight
Joined 3rd May 2018 Forum Posts: 1018
Silence breaks in half to the sound of thunder and echoes cascade in the distance, fearful to disturb the night longing liberation of solitude crawling to the horizon Ďpon stars at deathbed.
I tiptoe in the empty rooms searching for lightening to jolt fractured pieces of life in despair to repair the vast spaces of void, weightless artifacts lay at half mass covered with dust and the rusty tin roof overhead sizzles under tempo of raindrops muffling last summerís temper of lustful expectations. Velvet curtains sway apprehensively at the shrine of panes pretending indifference at the erratic static rising staccato to pounding marcato.. in vain.
Cold seeps beneath my feet, through bones feeling chill of the earth turned inside out, reflected to brooding sky above, absence aligned erred to recreate footnotes of a golden past: reposed, beheld.
Posted: 3rd April 2020 00:43am
Joined 4th Dec 2018 Forum Posts: 787
#3 Of 30
Life Is Now
Undiscovered moments Shared breaths Mean everything To hearts in love
Life is now Live it well Smile and laugh At every opportunity
Be positively crazy With feeling Souls need this For survival
Desire has fire Burning inside Raging emotions That dwell longingly
Take chances Donít let things slip Indifference and complacency Kills everything built
Total Words: 54 Unique Words:: 52
Posted: 3rd April 2020 1:16am
Edited: 3rd April 2020 1:17am
Tyrant of Words
Joined 11th Apr 2015 Forum Posts: 6007
Part I - Existence
i A knot of three mammoth psychesó two-hundred pounds or more, transversed the frozen tundra; flakable stone-carved tools weighting thick, animal skin bags like testicles upon their backs
The tracks were freshósplit hooves separated from the herd, heading southwest toward the plateau's edge; sporadic carcasses dotted the pathó
bloody dysentery solidified in ice; its pale crimson stark in comparison to the expanse of endless white crystals . . .
Words 68 Unique 60 ( title & number not counted )
Proprio Vos Sanguine Pasco. ( Alternate writings under three additional accounts: Ex-Machina, Agent Starling, TwoSpirit )