#NaPoWriMo Beg, Borrow, Steal


Valentine’s Day Rose

plucks fragrant flower
to adorn kitchen table
unchaste but not marred

What’s in a name?
a rose by any other
name would smell as sweet

Beg, borrow and steal
without feeling remorseful
for better or worse

NaPoWriMo Prompt – Nonetheless, our optional prompt for today (developed by Rachel McKibbens, who is well-known for her imaginative and inspiring prompts) plays on the idea of stealing. Today, I challenge you to write a non-apology for the things you’ve stolen. Maybe it’s something as small as your sister’s hairbrush (or maybe it was your sister’s boyfriend!) Regardless, I hope this sly prompt generates some provocative verse for you.

Good morning readers and welcome to day thirteen of NaPoWriMo. I’ll admit a non-apology poem had me a little flummoxed. To take a quote from my husband, who may have picked it up from someone else 😉 –Borrowed… borrowed without permission, but with every intention of bringing it back. Captain Jack Sparrow

I am very good at borrowing things from my husband. Quite recently a rose off of his rosebush and on April 7th a pair of pliers to unplug the kitchen sink. Of course the pliers were brought back as for the rose… I do believe turn about is fair play. If he ever returns what he took from me all those years ago, I may have to find a way to return the rose. But I’m not too worried about it.



3 thoughts on “#NaPoWriMo Beg, Borrow, Steal

  1. Nice bit of prose. I must admit with working from home and the current situation my mind is not fully tuned and relaxed enough to write a poem a day. I have done some but not consistently. So I take my hat off to you. #respect.

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