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Sunday, April 19, 2015

NaPoWriMo Day #18

Since I didn't get a chance to post this last night. Here is the prompt from yesterday:

And now for our (as always, optional) prompt, which takes us from 2015 back to the 1700s. After all, it’s the eighteenth of April, which means that today is the 240th anniversary of the midnight ride of Paul Revere! Today, in keeping with the theme of rush and warning, I challenge you to write a poem that involves an urgent journey and an important message. It could historical, mythical, entirely fictional, or memoir-ical.
Happy Writing (oh, and by the way, “THE BRITISH ARE COMING”)!


As I sit on the couch and watch the snow fall,
I look forward to when the flowers stand tall
and the trees begin to bloom tiny green sprouts,
when the temperatures reach 60 and we go out
swinging on the swings, or walking on walls.

It's been such a long winter; cold and icy:
slipping and falling walking to work, pricey
with sore behinds and scrapes of the knee;
I miss when the butterflies break free
and dance on the clouds and plants so spicy.

So, Mother Nature, please give us a sign;
if Spring and warmth are coming down line--
one inch of snow by land, four inches by sea
if Winter will stay longer and hold back bees
or delay your beautiful green designs!

As the snow falls out my window
and covers the grass below,
I hope this is Winter's encore
and the bees and the birds can soon soar,
while I sit under the weeping willow.

Heading to bed in the snowy pale moonlight,
I expect to awake to a victory from the white.
Yet. as I wipe the slumber away from my eye,
I am surprised that only an inch stands nigh!
Spring is coming and the days will soon be bright!

Three weeks later, the day reaches sixty-five,
daffodils and cherry blooms burst alive;
the streets hustle and bustle during longer days
where we can all skip, run, and in the sun play--
welcome Spring and the endless night drives!

I will post the prompt for day #19 later.

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