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Thetravelingfairy
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I come once again requesting forgiveness for a late post (by roughly one hour) due to work events. But hey, the end is in sight, right? Or am I hallucinating from all the sleepless nights and 3 am writing sessions?

JohnnyBlaze
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Thetravelingfairy said:I come once again requesting forgiveness for a late post (by roughly one hour) due to work events. But hey, the end is in sight, right? Or am I hallucinating from all the sleepless nights and 3 am writing sessions?

Thank you, TTF! We appreciate your attentiveness to the Rules and your commitment to this challenge every year!

JohnnyBlaze
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EPISODE 29/30

"Here it is!" cried Smuggle and Duggle in unison, pointing at the open doorway leading into the volcanic mountain that was Mount Dumb. "No time to waste!"

The Dark Knight was exhausted from carrying the Wyrms.

The One Poem to rule them all

"Are we there yet?" DUGlo asked from within the haze that swirled around in his mind. Or was it sulphuric ash and smoke from the molten fires roiling about in the heart of the mountain? He couldn't say for certain. That foreign voice answered him with,

The One Poem to find them

and tempted DUGlo to give into its power - forsake all other forms of verse. How easy it would be to spend the rest of his life writing ABAB rhymes, never having to challenge himself to do more . . . put in some repeated choruses, become the latest Country Music sensation, sing about having an achy, breaky heart . . .

The One Poem to bring them all

. . . resurrect the heyday of Nashville when records were churned out factory style like kitchen utensils and office widgets . . . and he wouldn't have to listen to any more of his trainer's minimalistic musings . . . Gamjeez instead could become his manager, his very own Colonel Parker . . . DUGlo could ride around in limosines with an entourage, a sort of Fellowship of the DUGster, eating fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches . . .

And in the darkness---

"MISTER DUGLO!" Satin was practically shouting to get his attention."We made it!"

The Glowyrm looked down from the Dark Knight's shoulders into a terrible chasm of bubbling magma. The heat rising up into his face was tremendous. His body felt extremely parched, as if an onion ring left in a deep fryer for too long.

"Are we having funyuns yet?" asked MOAR!ON, reading DUGlo's mind. He entered the archway and towered above them. Despite being the next best thing to a demonic wyrm, as well as a raging dork, he had his moments of comedic genius. "Hand over The One Poem and I promise to make you my Chief Librarian. You can play with all the pretty poetry books that I won't be having incinerated. Mwuahahaha!"

"That does sound a bit tempting," said DUGlo as he tried to shake the cobwebs out of his head.

"You don't mean that!" cried Satin with tears in his eyes. "You have to fight this spell you've fallen under, Mister DUGlo! He means to make us all be slaves to the Poem's evilness!"

The Dark Knight ripped The One Poem free from DUGlo's neck and dropped his companions to the cavern floor. "Sorry, kids, but this Daddio can't go on living knowing the love of his life is an immortally freakish, giant eyeball," he said. "I'm going to destroy the darn verse if it's the last thing I do!"

He turned towards the chasm, ready to toss the Poem to its destruction, when Smuggle and Duggle leapt onto him as if a wrestling tag team. They poked their Froggy fingers through the eyeholes of his mask and yanked hard on his leather bat ears. "Give us our Precious back, you filthy flying rodent!" they howled.

MOAR!ON, fed up with the entire bunch, stepped forward to smite them with Grubgrinder! And that's when the ledge beneath everyone's feet broke free, sending them ALL surfing on a large piece of rock towards annihilation!

When The One Poem slipped out of everyone's grabby, grubby hands, and fell into the magma. It caught fire. Mount Dumb erupted in protest, launching the rock they stood upon as if a missile thousands of feet into the air! They were high in the clouds above Muddle Earth with no where to go but DOWN.

The Dark Knight spread his arms to no avail, as the flames from the volcano had burned holes through his cape.

That was it. They had succeeded in saving not only NaPoWriMo, but all of Muddle Earth.

And now they were going to be bugsplat on someone's car windshield.


Ahavati
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Greetings, Great Poets of the Fellowship! T-MINUS TWO ( ONE IF YOU'VE ALREADY POSTED TODAY ) DAYS TO GO!  Wow! What a NaPo! If you see bug splat on your window, wipe it off and proceed into DAY 29!

You've all done a bloody bang-up job this year! Congratulations on your perseverance and dedication to this challenge! Particularly the first-year entrants!

Ahavati
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Our final Team Napo '21 feature is Amabassador DaisyGrace ( aka Rosie Grace of Wyrmington Heights, Muddle Earth 40121 )! Daisy is serving her 2nd consecutive year, as well as assuming NaPo Group Director status! Lights! Camera! Act--- What ..? No, not the Peter Jackson kind of director . . .

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poets/DaisyGrace/

As Captain of the Edit Monitoring Department, Daisy really does know an idiot when she see one. And there will be heck to pay if she catches any of the Dwarves fudging their entries after 24 hours of posting. Thank you, Rosie Grace. It is with your lemony zest for life and baking powderkeg of a personality that our Fellowship will rise to the occasion!

DaisyGrace has been featured on DU's Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/DUpoetry/photos/a.10154508509648665/10159222413968665/

DaisyGrace has ( or will be ) been Instagrammed & Tweeted!

https://twitter.com/poeticmedics/status/1387382562167791618/photo/1
https://twitter.com/DUPoetry


https://www.instagram.com/p/COLpe4-K7ZQ/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CONZpNzlYZW/

Thank you, Daisy, for your dedication and commitment to Team NaPo '21!

DaisyGrace
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it's been a great year so far (we do have a day to go!)! thank you all, teammates and participants, for making this a fantastic time. well done everyone!

Ahavati
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DaisyGrace said:it's been a great year so far (we do have a day to go!)! thank you all, teammates and participants, for making this a fantastic time. well done everyone!

This has most def been one of the best teams ever!

SatInUGal
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I can't believe it's almost done! Wow! So fun to take a bigger role in the challenge this year- thanks for having me!

PoetsRevenge
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Ahavati said:Our final Team Napo '21 feature is Amabassador DaisyGrace ( aka Rosie Grace of Wyrmington Heights, Muddle Earth 40121 )! Daisy is serving her 2nd consecutive year, as well as assuming NaPo Group Director status! Lights! Camera! Act--- What ..? No, not the Peter Jackson kind of director . . .

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poets/DaisyGrace/

As Captain of the Edit Monitoring Department, Daisy really does know an idiot when she see one. And there will be heck to pay if she catches any of the Dwarves fudging their entries after 24 hours of posting. Thank you, Rosie Grace. It is with your lemony zest for life and baking powderkeg of a personality that our Fellowship will rise to the occasion!

DaisyGrace has been featured on DU's Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/DUpoetry/photos/a.10154508509648665/10159222413968665/

DaisyGrace has ( or will be ) been Instagrammed & Tweeted!

https://twitter.com/poeticmedics/status/1387382562167791618/photo/1
https://twitter.com/DUPoetry


https://www.instagram.com/p/COLpe4-K7ZQ/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CONZpNzlYZW/

Thank you, Daisy, for your dedication and commitment to Team NaPo '21!


This visual poem is exquisite, both the words with the picture, all the visual poems have been great so far, the teamwork and collaboration comes through there, great job everyone, thanks again Johnny and Ahavati and team :)

JohnnyBlaze
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It has been a great Team this year and plenty of awesome entries that I'll be catching up on in May. It just wasn't possible to keep up due to all manner of personal circumstances.

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EPISODE 30/30

"Look!" said the Spiderweb Mistress, pointing to the sky.

And everyone did look at what was sailing up through the air in a trail of smoke from the volcano ... before turning to gape at her with their jaws dropping to the ground. She was no longer a giant eye! MOAR!ON's spell upon her had been broken. She was back to her iddy biddy arachniddy self, which meant . . .

. . . The One Poem had been destroyed!

Everybody began cheering at the realization, except for the Mistress and her sisters, and the Ents, whom the spiders ushered to stand around in a circle. Then Sheila Lobelia and her crew wove a huge web attached to all of the Ents to serve as a safety net. Good thing that it was sticky too, because whatever landed in it would have trampolined to the next continent!

"Hold steady!" yelled Treenuts as the Ents rooted themselves deep in the ground for support.

What was caught in the web was not one thing, but several - Satin Gamjeez suffering from severe motion sickness, the Dark Knight attempting a belly flop, DUGlo Baggins glowing brightly and just happy to see everyone again and ... MOAR!ON! Though he was no longer twenty feet tall, but a plain ole Earthwyrm like he use to be thousands of years ago.

"Maggots!" Salamandar yelled at his Gobnoblins. "Keep fighting! This war isn't over until I say it's---"

The White Lizard was interrupted when Grubgrinder landed on his chariot, flipping him out backwards onto his head. He was wearing a thong underneath his white robe. It was not pretty.

Smug the Dragon, scourge of Muddle Earth, and last true enemy still standing on the battlefield, was struck between the eyes by the large chunk of rock launched from Mount Dumb. He haphazardly flew off to the North in a bout of double vision and tried to fly between what he thought was the Two Point O Towers. It was actually one tower, ThincTanc, which he flew straight into, shattering the absurdian architectural wonder into a bazillion pieces.

"Drat!" the White Lizard grumbled. Foiled again!

MOAR!ON in a panic, tried to pick up Grubgrinder, and threw out his back. All the chaos he had inspired over thousands of years had come to naught.

The Nasty Ghoulies were no longer nasty or ghoulish! They peeled off their spikey, plated armor and black cloaks, and began to Break Dance!

NaPoWriMo was saved in the final hours of April! The Spiderweb Mistress kissed and hugged her Dark Knight. Rosie Grace gave Satin Gamjeez some Dramamine and told him he was the bravest idiot she had ever known. Everyone celebrated by drinking ale from their Tropheees.

DUGlo Baggins sat himself down on a rock and finished writing his last entry in the light radiating from his own body. He swore to never go on another adventure again as long as he lived.

And to be very careful about what he drank in the company of Dwarves or purchased at future yard sales.


Ahavati
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Good morning Great Poets of the Fellowship! Who feels LOVE IN THE AIR?! We certainly do! T-MINUS ONE ( ZERO IF YOU'VE ALREADY POSTED TODAY ) DAY TO GO!

A WHOPPING CONGRATULATIONS to all who have posted their No 30! What an incredible feat you have accomplished!

If you've received a double-heart you may proceed into day 30! If you have not, you have until midnight, your time zone, tonight to make up and complete the challenge!

CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE CHALLENGE! Johnny and I will be double-checking the entries beginning tomorrow, and if all are in compliance, then you will be awarded a specially designed trophy from Webmiss!

InNomine
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Yes! Well done, everyone! I'm really surprised how many made it to the end. This stuff is madness. And for those following themes, I'm impressed you managed to stick to them. 30 poems are hard enough without tethering 30 ropes to one anchor. Cheers guys, it's been a blast

Ahavati
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InNomine said:Yes! Well done, everyone! I'm really surprised how many made it to the end. This stuff is madness. And for those following themes, I'm impressed you managed to stick to them. 30 poems are hard enough without tethering 30 ropes to one anchor. Cheers guys, it's been a blast

LOL! Isn't that the truth. The only thing that unnerves me about themes is that I don't know where the fuck I'm going with it because I'm simply following it along. I typically don't even receive the topic of the theme until a day or so prior to the challenge launch!

Congratulations, inNomine! You did a stellar job! You're on my list to read and comment on in May!

Summerrain75
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Congratulations. I'm relieved it's over.😊

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