NaPoWriMo Glossa

Here is a glossa I wrote last year for NaPoWriMo. Starting to focus on poetry in April again. It’s less than a month away. I wrote a poem for high calibre poetry’s theme sadness. But other than that, I’ve been focussing on getting my sick family feeling better. Germs started multiplying in my house the last week of February. And they are still not completely eradicated.

Excuses

I started on my homework
but my pen ran out of ink.
My hamster ate my homework.
My computer’s on the blink. (Kenn Nesbitt)

Every April poets sit down to write
Thirty poems in thirty days
Some days the words flow free
Like leaves caught in an autumn breeze
Other days are quite frustrating
And can drive a poet berserk
Counting syllables, minding rhymes
The glossa form has how many lines
Maybe I’ll find a way to shirk
I started on my homework

Staring out my bedroom window
The beautiful spring day is calling
Put away your pen and paper
Take a walk enjoy the sunshine
This glossa form is going nowhere
And if you step back go out to think
The next twenty lines could appear
As magic. Yes, the words will cheer
When on the page they interlink
But my pen ran out of ink

Two more stanzas are required
My writing skills are being tested
Maybe I can find another excuse
The dog and cat vie for attention
Wondering why I’m not playing
They probably think I’m a jerk
The next few lines take too long
This glossa is proving too strong
Perhaps I should say with a smirk
My hamster ate my homework

Every April poets sit down to write
Thirty poems in thirty days
It’s only day eleven
I’m running out of steam
The glossa form a worthy foe
But in its armor I see a chink
Four more lines are within my grasp
Here I am near the end at last
Please tell me this poem doesn’t stink
My computer’s on the blink

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7 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Glossa

  1. Oh I love it, Veronica! No , it definitely doesn’t stink. 🙂 And I’m glad your hamster didn’t eat it. 🙂 One of these days I’m going to give it a crack.

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