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Birth of a Lie – NaPoWriMo 2017 #19


the birth of a lie

once upon a time, when words had meaning
when everyone believed that words were true
no living soul conceived they’d need to question
or turn a blind eye in the face of proof

it was a time of blissful innocence
until the day the first untruth took hold
‘twas only meant to spare another’s feelings
I’m sure you’d do the same, if truth be told

but oh what happened after its telling
the ignorance and bliss of those deceived
everyone agreed, it bore repeating
and so the lie, it grew like a bad seed

when naysayers tried hard to deny it
they were swiftly cast aside, reviled
greedy profiteers began to sell it
for blissful happiness, the crowds went wild

soon the truth was hidden twixt the pages,
and history rewritten, as preferred,
faux everything became the rage of ages
and truth was just an inconvenient blur

sometimes truth will show up unexpected
like a fragile flower amidst the weeds
you can recognize it using reason
don’t be surprised if nobody believes

kat – 19 April 2017
(NaPoWriMo 2017 #19 – a dramatization of a creation myth…birth of a lie for today’s prompt in the form of a Fable Poem.)

My Schmushy-Faced Wubby Dub – NaPoWriMo 2017 #18


My Schmushy-Faced Wubby Dub

big puppy
is a wubby dub
booger butt, slobbery schmush
sometimes he’s just my Winston
he always answers
cause he wuvs

kat – 18 April 2017
(NaPoWriMo 2017 #18 – “Write a “neologism” –
a made-up word made from combining two existing words, like “motel” coming from “motor” and “hotel” or words invented entirely for their sound. Because this is an odd prompt I found an equally odd poetry form, the Oddquain a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of seventeen syllables distributed 1, 3, 5, 7, 1 in five lines. I chose one of several variations…the mirror oddquain (1-3-5-7-1 1-7-5-3-1) 🙂

Nightfall – NaPoWriMo 2017 #17



the breeze is sweetened by the rain
as bulbous drops on petals cling
beneath a starless sky, brushed gray
night is hovering on the wing

in the gloaming street lights flicker
glowing amber mist descending
shadows loom as fog grows thicker
night is hovering on the wing

gather round for bedtime fables
rock-a-bye hush, the children sing
stay awake if you are able
night is hovering on the wing

kat – 17 April 2017
(NaPoWriMo 2017 #17 – A Kyrielle Poem for today’s prompt to write a Nocturne)

Niceties – NaPoWriMo 2017 #13

people don’t really want to know

how you’re doing or where you’re from
they don’t care if you’re feeling glum
that’s tmi, just let it go

it’s just polite, it’s not a slight,
a nicety that means “hello”
they’ll ask, just smile, don’t succumb

people don’t really want to know

~kat – 13 April 2017
(NaPoWriMo 2017 #13 – A Single Octain Refrain – A / b-b-a /c/c-a-b / A)

Each Moment’s Bliss – NaPoWriMo 2017 #12



savor each moment’s bliss
dawn’s sparkling threads of light
buds with dewdrops clinging
fluttering wings in flight
fragrant breezes, warblers trilling

savor each moment’s bliss
cups of tea, honey sweet
sleepy morning sighs
ling’ring between cool sheets
pale cerulean skies

savor each moment’s bliss
acts of random kindness
miracles in the wings
havens from the madness
important things, not things

savor each moment’s bliss
such beauty all around
breath of heaven hov’ring
the blessings to be found
moments spent discov’ring

~kat – 12 April 2017
(NaPoWriMo 2017 #12 – A Monchielle Poem – A poem that consists of four five-line stanzas where the first line repeats in each verse. Each line within the stazas consist of six syllables, and lines three and five rhyme. The rhyme pattern is Abcdc Aefgf Ahiji Aklml.)

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