grateful am I for being here and all that being brings
grateful am I for pebbles that cause the brook to sing
grateful am I for shadows, a sign that light’s nearby
grateful am I for the tears falling free from a good cry
grateful am I for dirty dishes, our belly’s must be full
grateful am I for worms and slugs aerating the soil
grateful am I for callouses, honest work, for honest pay
grateful am I for deeds no one sees and doing good anyway
grateful am I for suffered loss remembering what was
grateful am I for little things that matter just because
grateful am I for the rain, for the rainbows that soon follow
grateful am I for failing, lessons learned, humble pies swallowed
grateful am I for adversity, the audacity to survive
grateful am I for pain, for it is proof that I’m alive
grateful am I for early mornings, so to start the day
grateful am I for nothing less, for less is more that way
For NaPoWriMo 2019 #16 Prompt: write a poem that uses the form of a list to defamiliarize the mundane.
around the time when separatists sought freedom
from the crown, a ship, the Mayflower, set sail
across the ocean blue, amongst its passengers,
a girl named Mary, of renown, so claimed,
the first to step on Plymouth’s rocky shore
For Jane Dougherty’s Daily Stanza Challenge.
The Scream by Edvard Munch
it can be amusing or confusing to hear a word
that’s not the word you think you heard…
- When a tree boughs, does that mean it’s leaning?
- And why do some tree bows hang low?
- Are you moot if your oral preception is effected?
- Should a defendant except council’s advise as a matter of course?
- Do you find erotica titivating?
- Are doctors proscribing too many drugs these days?
- Is it good practise to complement someone on principal alone?
- Can a flounder founder?
- When a sale is on do hoards fill the horde?
- Mitigating is not a result of militating…or is it?
- Must I cleanse my palette before my next coarse?
- What sort of peddles does a bike maker pedal?
- Does poring over a book lose wisdom.
- Should comments in the forward be foreword?
- Can you insure someone that exorcise will help them lose weight?
- Life can be a tortuous path, or is that torturous…or both?
- Do the poles lie about what we’re really thinking?
- Does a 50 story building have many a storey to tell?
- Would you close a window if it got a bit drafty?
- Can you have your desert and eat it to?
- Is it possible to have a duel personality?
- I wonder if cereal killers were forced to eat serial as kids and hated it. Was that what struck a grizzly cord leading to there climactic rain of terror.
Now before you loose your head, I’ll leave you on a note that’s light
as painful as this was to read, harder still, was it to write!
For today’s NaPoWriMo 2018-Prompt: write a list poem in which all the items are made-up names, I cam up with a List Poem of questions using mangled confused words. Not exactly made up words (except for the title) but a horrifying misuse of words just the same. This was incredibly painful to write! haha! Please refer to the source* below to learn the correct meanings. I cannot live with the thought that I led anyone misspelling down the wrong vocabulary path! 🙂
*Source – Commonly Confused Words – Oxford Living Dictionary