#NaPoWriMo 2022 Day Six

Hold Your Horses

Hold memories close
Your mom will be gone one day
Horses hard to rein in

Mom

Mom would exclaim when
Ornery child chafed at bit
Must hold your horses

(September 2014)

NaPoWriMo PromptToday, I’d like to challenge you to write a variation of an acrostic poem. But rather than spelling out a word with the first letters of each line, I’d like you to write a poem that reproduces a phrase with the first words of each line. Perhaps you could write a poem in which the first words of each line, read together, reproduce a treasured line of poetry? You could even try using a newspaper headline or something from a magazine article. Whatever you choose, I hope you enjoy this prompt.

Good morning and welcome to day six of NaPoWriMo and the first phrase to pop into my head was – hold your horses. My mom would tell us that often. I knew I wrote a senryu with it not long after my mom passed away. I did not recall it was also an acrostic that was a little eerie.

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