NaPoWriMo Day Thirty – Farewell

Farewell to Silence

A proper send-off
A fond farewell
Farewell to rhyming
Farewell to April
April showers bring May flowers
April thirty days I wrote
Wrote in verse
Wrote the long and short
Short can infuriate
Short lines begin to climb
Climb a tree
Climb a mountain
Mountain goat
Mountain trail
Trail of tears
Trail ends here
Here we go again
Here and now
Now we are free
Now is the winter of our discontent
Discontent to stop
Discontent to continue
Continue writing poetry
Continue to wax
Wax on wax off
Wax away the hours
Hours spent in seclusion
Hours wane until I fall
Fall head over heels
Fall into step
Step lively
Step up or fall behind
Behind in the polls
Behind the eight ball
Ball rolls down hill
Ball filled with hot air
Air grows stagnant
Air carries off your dreams
Dreams of being rich
Dreams of better future
Future is uncertain
Future is not written
Written in stone
Written words read aloud
Aloud one hears the truth
Aloud one cries for silence
Silence too great an expectation
Silence is golden


NaPoWriMo Prompt – And now for our final (yet still optional!) prompt. Today, as befits the final poem of NaPoWriMo, I challenge you to write a poem of farewell. It doesn’t have to be goodbye forever — like I said, NaPoWriMo will be back again next year. If you need a little inspiration, you might find some in perusing this selection of goodbye-and-good-luck poems from the Poetry Foundation website.

Happy writing, everyone, and good-bye, and see you next year!

Yes, I’m still playing with the blitz poem.  I find it interesting.  Yesterday I told my oldest I swore in my poem, but since I was quoting Shakespeare, I figured it was okay.  Then she said, “screw your courage to the sticking place”.  😉 I’m so proud of my girl.  I asked her how she knew I quoted MacBeth.  She didn’t but she loves this quote and the MacBeth rap.



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