NaPoWriMo Day Twenty – Gogyoshi

Crazy Rabbit

White rabbit
Hops through house
Hiding eggs
Last one missing
Months later

NaPoWriMo Prompt – And now for our (optional) prompt. Today I challenge you to write a poem in the voice of a member of your family. This can be a good way to try to distance yourself from your own experience, without reaching so far away from your own life that it’s hard to come up with specific, realistic details. But watch out! This type of exercise can also dredge up a lot of feelings. So if you think writing in the voice of your grandfather will be too heavy, maybe try the voice of your four-year-old niece. Four-year-old problems might be a little lighter in scope.

Happy writing!

Happy Easter everyone!  This poem is in the POV of my whole family, husband and daughters.  They seem to think I know this rabbit’s plan and should be able to tell them where eggs have been hidden.  It’s not my fault the last egg from 2013 was just found a few weeks ago.  It’s April; Mom’s working on poetry not surveilling a crazy rabbit. The gogyoshi form.

The poem was also influenced by Kill Bill Vol 1Crazy Rabbit. Tricks are for kids. And I’m sure you can all hear White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane. On a positive note napowrimo is at the two-thirds point.  Mom’s sanity may return soon. 😉