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Tallen
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Ahavati said:Gotta attribute that to Capt'n Johnny, Tallen!  I design, we create, then he writes!  Glad you're enjoying the journey!


well, I think You both are Brilliant  

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Tallen said:


well, I think You both are Brilliant  



She's the brains of the operation; I'm just the muscle. 💪

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Today's Featured Poet of the Day on our site

http://poeticmedics.com

is inaugural participant and NaPo 2019 Team Member, JusTim_ !

Already previously featured were Jade-Pandora and Summerrain75
http://poeticmedics.com/napowrimo_2019_poems/01_jade_napowrimo_2019_poems.jpg
http://poeticmedics.com/napowrimo_2019_poems/01_summer_napowrimo_2019_poems.png

Of course, you can view and download features by most of our participants here:
http://poeticmedics.com/napowrimo_2019_poems/napowrimo_2019_poems.html


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Needless to say, nerves were on edge as the drum beating increased in intensity.

dooom dooom dooom dooom

And then out of the woodwork of palm trees, our island encampment was  surrounded by hundreds of ... grubs.

The Grub Luka Mukas to be precise.

The filthiest, quite silliest, most harmless looking creatures you ever set eyes on. Seriously. Like grimey, little breakfast sausages they were. Indigenous to the island and never having traveled from it, they possessed a unique language that rarely involved repeating any words. And their rituals? Such mainly involved wallowing in dirt before tribal dancing.

These natives loosened up after being plied with rum - and then some!

Joining the party, taking a particular liking to ImperfectedStone, the Grub Luka Mukas insisted upon grub dubbing her as one of their own. At first she resisted, then gave it a chance. She learned to let go with the flow, stepping lively in dance. And in no time at all, suddenly began to rhyme! Towering tall above newfound friend and shining bright enough, she was as if a diamond in the rough.

And before we knew it, the sky was clearing.

Team Members, thank you for your reports - they have all been addressed.

* If you have already submitted your Twelfth offering, it will be reflected on tomorrow's update.

Remember, if we already haven't, we are in the process of transforming one of your shorter entries into designs for proud flag flying across our website and social networking platforms.  If you haven't heard from us we're getting to you asap! You can view the designs that have been uploaded here:

http://poeticmedics.com/

Also on DUP's facebook. instagram, and twitter, so be on the lookout for your flag flying the mast!  

Happy Poeting, Team Napo'19!

Legend:

✓ = 1 Week

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Today's Featured Poet of the Day on our site

http://poeticmedics.com

is returning participant and NaPo 2019 Team Member, Earth_Child !

You can view and download features by most of our participants here:
http://poeticmedics.com/napowrimo_2019_poems/napowrimo_2019_poems.html

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Ahavati
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NaPo'19 is a solid team and moves as such. We support, we uplift, and we encourage when one of our own falls upon hard times or faces deep loss.  Therefore, our deepest condolences go out to NaPo participant thepositivelydark regarding the loss of her grandmother.  May the love and comfort of the divine she and her family receive throughout this deep time of loss surpass the love they shared together here on earth.

Also, our admiration that she has chosen to continue with this challenge despite circumstance in honor of her grandmother.

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For Inay Belen

The memories have been hazied by life and time
But the love is clear,
Your smiles as I
Walk towards you.

From a wee girl in a small town
You have loved me until I've grown,
Until we moved away,
Until the times have changed.

Visits to this town asleep by 8,
This town green and breezy,
This town -
Home and home
To me.

I left timid and shy,
And came back so altered, afraid
Of being too flashy, overdressed,
Until you see me, in a dress -
And flash me a smile so sweet and precious,
As you look happy seeing my lipstick,
As you reached out a hand to touch my skirt -
And tell me I am pretty,
Tell me I have grown,
Tell me to come back home
And stay with you.

Towards the last days you were forgetting,
Yet you never did forget me and my name,
Us who've grown in your love.

And the trees will remind me of our trips to gather firewood.
I will look back
On the vegetables we have grown,
The way your voice echoes throughout the house
While you roast the cashews,
And call on us kids to peel them -
The way you expertly move the bilao
To clean the rice -
Ever
In my mind,
Your strength, your grace,
Will stay with me.

Lend me your strength, Inay.
Lend me your sass again,
Let me be a granddaughter with you in me.
Lend me your love.

I will forever cherish the words you have taught me -
Old and strange to the new world -
It is in my core, my root,
Wherever I may go,
Whatever word I will learn,
I am always your small girl from our small town.

Proud of the touch
Of what they see as grandma aesthetic,
But is what I know
As what might make
My Inay Belen smile and her eyes light up,

Wherever she may be...

~ thepositivelydark 12 April, 2019



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So sorry for your loss, TPD.

An excellent tribute if there ever was one.

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Tallen
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Love, Light and prayers to You and Your Family,
thepositivelydark........

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Being here amongst these beautiful poets has healed me in my grieving too. My heart goes out to your heart TPD. May the Able Ones guide your grandmother to take a precious and meaningful rebirth. Good journey!

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My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time TPD.

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Jade-Pandora
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My heartfelt condolences to you, our dear positivelydark sister. Be there with family amidst the warm memories and love for your revered grandmother, as we here hold solid, thinking of you.🙏🏻💌📚

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Summerrain75
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Condolences kabayan.

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I remember my grandmothers. A warm thought on a cold morning. Beautiful poem, TPD.

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Folks, we were wondering if you could provide us with some insight into whether or not participating in NaPoWriMo 2019 so far has helped you discover something about yourself you were never aware of before.

For example, regarding NaPo 2017, I discovered that the amount of poetry one could write in 16 hours was incredible. I recall writing as many as 12 poems in a single day when I had fallen behind with all of my accounts participating because of a family gathering prevented me from participating for two days. These were all 50+ unique words too, as that aspect of our challenge over the years hasn't changed.

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JohnnyBlaze said:Folks, we were wondering if you could provide us with some insight into whether or not participating in NaPoWriMo 2019 so far has helped you discover something about yourself you were never aware of before.

For example, regarding NaPo 2017, I discovered that the amount of poetry one could write in 16 hours was incredible. I recall writing as many as 12 poems in a single day when I had fallen behind with all of my accounts participating because of a family gathering prevented me from participating for two days. These were all 50+ unique words too, as that aspect of our challenge over the years hasn't changed.


I honestly don't see how you did it that year.

I've learned through this year's personal goal of no repetition, just how powerful words are.   I am grateful for the opportunity to discover that partly because of Sky's article, and my determination to see if through despite how doubtful it may appear.

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