#NaPoWriMo 2022 Day Two

In - val - id                                                in - va - lid

without truth                                            without health
cannot withstand scrutiny                    cannot withstand exertion
Worthless                                                  Worthless
                                     

NaPoWriMo Prompt And now for our daily prompt (optional, as always). Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem based on a word featured in a tweet from Haggard Hawks, an account devoted to obscure and interesting English words. Will you choose a word like “aprosexia,” which means “an inability to concentrate”? Or maybe something like “greenout,” which is “the relief a person who has worked or lived in a snowy area for a long time feels on seeing something fresh and green for the first time”? Whatever you choose, happy writing!

Good morning and welcome to day two of NaPoWriMo where I go slightly off script. I’m not even sure if this is poetry, but I did check out Haggard Hawks Twitter page and it made me recall my dislike for the word in-va-lid because it is spelled exactly the same as in-val-id and what person wants to be seen as worthless. I mean when you invalidate something you weaken or destroy it. Should this really be a word used to describe someone who is disabled? So is there a seed of a poem here? Probably, but we have a busy weekend ahead. This is what popped into my head going through all the words Hawks broke down on their Twitter feed. Maybe later I will revisit this and it will germinate into a proper poem. Thanks for reading my start of something for day two.

2 thoughts on “#NaPoWriMo 2022 Day Two

    • Thanks. I wrote and formatted it on my laptop and then when I looked at the post on my phone, I noticed the formatting was off. It may spark some ideas for later edits.

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