Today’s prompt:

Write a tanka poem about falling asleep (

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85 thoughts on “NAPOWRIMO Day #27

  1. Sofia C
    Your comments and horse stories mean everything to me

    Sofia H
    Your poems hold something so deep

    Alexa W
    Oh what would I do with out you?

    Alyssa, or should I say Lys?
    Your kindness and amazing poems is something I would miss

    I love your writing, its just perfect

    You have so many sweet, amazing comments I love

    Your poems are relatable and mean so much

    I’m so happy you’re my friend, you know I love ya!

    I cant believe you are so sweet!

    I love your maze runner series, you are just so lovely!

    You are someone who I know cares.

    I love the stories you share.

    Grace R
    You have such a big heart!

    Grace T
    You’re so wonderful to me!

    Mary Kelly
    You are just amazing!

    Angela Miles
    Your comments make me smile

    I love you name and you stories, I love I love I love!!

    Emilee S
    You are so full of sweetness!

    Your comments are something Ill never forget!!

    Sarah B
    You are always, kind never ever mean!

    And of course, Mrs. Emery
    You are the type of teacher, writer, mentor and person I want to be.

    There are so many more
    I would love to thank
    For being so kind
    For being so great
    But the problem is
    I cant remember names
    So sorry to anybody
    Who I didn’t say
    You are all awesome
    And I really love
    Each and every
    So as I fall asleep
    I think of how sweet
    And every
    One of you have been to me.
    This is dedicated to you guys, I felt this needed to be said, since yo guys are amazing and I appreciate all of you, even if I don’t remember your names, which I am extremely sorry about who I missed, I just have a horrible memory, I know there are a lot more of you, so I deeply apologize! ❤ You guys are amazing, and I would love to hear what you think! 🙂

    1. Gabby this was beautiful! I’m sure every member of CWC will appreciate such a thoughtful and kind poem, thank you for sharing this!! We are so lucky to have you as a member

      1. Aww! Thank you so much Grace, I’m do happy you liked it! Thank you so much! ❤ 🙂

    2. Awh, this was totally unexpected, and super sweet. Totally undeserved for me. Thank you so much! Make sure to thank yourself. For your kindness and wonderful contribution to this club. I just want to say, every time I see your comments, I smile, and when I thank you, it’s not out of politeness, I genuinely appreciate them. You always seem to comment the right things when I’m feeling my worst, so thank you so much.

      1. Oh my gosh thank you so much Marysa! You deserve it, and every other good thing that happens to you. ❤ Thank you so much, I'm so happy I could help and give you advice and comments when you need them most. Thank you so much! ❤ ❤ ❤

    3. Gabby, I am crying happy tears, thank you so much. I never expected this, thank you. I am honored you counted me up there! I am dedicating my finished song to you, thanks for the inspiration and ideas and for helping me with the verses and listening to it repeatedly. 😀

      I am shy,
      I sit all day and watch the clouds go by.
      looking up at the sky.
      Yet I am brave enough to tell you,
      I love you
      and hope you love me too.
      I just want to be with you,
      do everything with you.
      Though we’ve been apart,
      for decades,
      even a century or two,
      we know in our hearts,
      our love will never die.
      we can’t and won’t say good bye.
      we have waited a lifetime.
      just to spend an hour.
      and now we’ll wait a thousand lifetimes.
      for an eternity
      An eternity to love you.
      and for you to love me too.
      An eternity we’ve been apart,
      for years
      and my heart,
      has been crying tears.
      but I’ll gladly wait a lifetime
      to know it is the right time.
      An eternity has come and gone,
      and in an eternity
      we’ll be together,
      forever and it’s more.
      we know right down to our core.
      An eternity,
      To spend together, forever and it’s more.
      just say yes,
      don’t just take a guess.
      For an eternity is something, so much more than nothing.
      this is our together, forever and it’s more.\
      and our eternity,
      for you and me,
      this is our, eternity.

      1. Oh my gosh I didn’t know this was written towards me when you sent it!!!! Wow!!!! Thank you so much Alexa, you mean a lot to me too. ❤ This is so sweet and you have the biggest heart and I did not mean to make you cry!?! You are always so kind Alexa, thank you. ❤

      1. This is super weird I replyed on gabby’s post and it placed it here lol sorry! Alexa your piece is amazing!

    4. Oh. My. God. I’m literally in shock…speechless…THANK YOU, GABBY! I seriously don’t know what CWC would do without you, you are the rock for everyone. You always brighten people’s days with your immense sweetness, comments, I really can’t thank you enough. This really brought tears to my eyes, and even made me cry. This is so amazing, CWC couldn’t ask for a better person; I’m not sure there could be. Gabby, I love this so much.
      We’ve become super close only since November, and I feel I’ve known you since…forever! That goes that same for all of you guys. Thank you all & Gabby for joining this club, and Mrs. Emery. I love you guys so much! ❤ 🙂

      1. Oh my goodness, thank you!!! Your comments always mean so much and your kindness has been something I admired since I joined CWC!!! Thank you so much, I never really realized how much my comments have made a difference or has helped people, I’m so happy they have! Your comments have always brightened my day and they have made e just so happy!!! Thank you so much for everything!!!
        And I agree, we barely even know each other, any of us, but we’re all kind of like family! Its awesome!! 🙂 ❤

    5. Aww this is so sweet Gabby! It’s something I totally needed to hear. Seriously tho, you’re the best around here ❤ 😛

      1. Aw! Thank you Eshanie!! 🙂 You’re one of my best friends as well!!! Thank you for always being awesome!! 🙂 ❤

      1. Thank you so much Bridget, I’m so happy you liked it!!! Thank you, that really means a lot! 🙂 ❤

    6. Oh my goodness GABBYYYYYYYYY!!!!! This is the cutest, sweetest, most amazing thing I’ve ever read in my life! I can see why your last name is LOVEll. Adorable, wonderful, sweet, beautiful, work of art, amazing, awesome, any positive word you can think of; you and your poems are it. ❤ you and this poem so much, you are such a kind person thank you so much for creating something so sweet and sentimental.
      P.S. sorry this was so late, I haven't been as active on the blog as I would have liked 😦

      1. AWWWW!!! Thank you SO much Isabella! You are so awesome!!! 😀 ❤ That's totally fine thank you so much for such a kind and sweet comment, you rock! 🙂 ❤

    7. I’m just now seeing this!! I don’t know if you’ll ever see my comment, but this is so sweet! I was having a stressful day and it made me smile. Thank you so much, Gabrielle.
      You’re so sweet and your writings are always great!

      1. Thank you so much Sarah! I’m so happy this made your day happier!!! Thank you!!! :d ❤

  2. I dedicated the song to you for listening and reading it so many times and helping me! I don’t know what I would do with out YOU. Thank you so much Gabby. You are truly amazing.

    1. Aw!!! Now I’m really crying!!! :’) M neither Alexa, we’ve only really known each other for a month, but we’ve become so close, its just amazing!!! ❤ 🙂

  3. My eyelids heavy
    my breathing is steadying
    warm bed is cozy
    new pup’s cry breaks the silence
    tired eyes will tell of my night
    This perfectly describes my nights lol 😉

    1. Haha! Oh my gosh, this relates so much to me last night!! It was the middle of the night and all of the sudden the TV came on playing deadliest catch, it was at a super high volume and I was like woah. This morning, my whole family was tired because nobody wanted to get up and turn it off. XD

  4. And, now for the next episode in, Lark Adventure’s! (Thanks Gabby.)

    Me: Goodnight Lark.
    Lark: It will be when you turn over and cuddle me.
    Me: What? I just held you for an hour, it is already ten!
    Lark: This is why you are a weak human. You are not nocturnal.
    Me: But… I am too tired to sleep.
    Lark, singing: Oh, what a sleepless night in Florida!
    Me: stop it.
    Lark: I cannot bore ya. With my singing.
    Me: No more musicals.
    Lark: It has recently come to my attention, that not only, are you named for a robot, but there is a piano playing cat on the loose.
    Me: You mean keyboard cat?
    Lark: I sing, why can’t I be put on the internet?
    Me: The only sing – thing, you would be put on the internet for is how you use your litter box. The giant triangle and you ae so big you still, have to back into it like a car backing into a parking spot. And then you leave your front feet out and back feet in. and you glare at me.
    Lark: You don’t like being watched either. And you sing! Come on, I could be famous! And you will be my sidekick.
    Me: must you upstage other animals?
    Lark: if you are talking about the time Bella said, ‘princess Bella baby bear,’ and I tried to roar like a bear and walk like a princess, yes. I could do it better.
    Me: you would fit in better with grumpy cat.
    Lark: No, she is an idol.
    Me: Lark, I do not understand you.
    Lark: I know, here we are in the middle of the night talking about how talented I am. And you won’t take the opportunity.
    Me: Goodnight.
    Lark, mimicking me: Goodnight! Fine then, I shall pursue my talent of art. I just did. In your bed.
    Me: Lark! I can’t believe you had a hairball because I wouldn’t let you sing on YouTube!
    Lark: I am laughing right now.

    1. Oh my gosh this is so hilarious!!!!! Haha, I love Lark so much, he sounds like the best/worst cat to have! I love your lark adventures so much, this is hilarious!!! 😀

    2. Thank you. I think when I start my blog, if i do, I will post something about Lark. Have a section for him. Have I told you yet how we got him? It is really sad.

    3. “Lark: I am laughing right now”
      Me: Same
      This was amazing, as always xD. I love your lark adventures. Of course he doesn’t speak, but is this really the personality of your cat?

      1. Oh, Marysa, I talk to all my readers, I talk to everyone. That was why I had asked everyone’s opinion if they had wanted to read my novel. But this is Lark’s story.

        It was a dark and rainy winter day. I was walking my first dog, Shiloh. I thought everything would be normal. Then, I looked away for one moment, and saw him. He was beautiful, big, fluffy and adorable. But the fear in his eyes, and the hunger, the thirst for love and attention, that was what struck me most. The color of his eyes was light gold, like a lion’s.
        I ran inside, screaming, “There’s a cat in our bushes! May I go feed him?” my mom coupons and we had a bag left over. She glanced at me through her glasses, then turned back to her computer.
        I lugged a gallon of water, an old sand pail and a food dish outside. I out them on the entrance to his little bush, which he had squashed and made into a den.
        He peered out at me. when I left, I watched through the blinds and he ate and drank.
        A month went by, and finally, he came up to me and let me touch him.

      2. Awh, that’s so cute. I love how you wrote it as like a story, it’s really well done. We sometimes get cats in our yard, but my parents refuse to let me feed them. 😛

  5. My mom was deathly allergic to cats. She did not want me to bring him in. But thanks to the owner of a local bakery, who had five cats herself, gave me food and litter. Mom could not say no when she heard it was down to 20 degrees one night.
    It turned out, Lark was hypoallergenic. We also thought he was a she. A pregnant, she. We took him to a vet and the vet said, “This is a neutered male cat. It can’t have kittens.” She looked at us like we were crazy. All of our neighbors had thought he was having kittens. But he was just really, really big. He is 20 pounds after all.
    He was abandoned by someone and it breaks my heart to know they could just abandon such a sweet loving cat.

    I am so glad!

    1. This is amazing Alexa, this story is so sweet and I’m so happy you could save him and bring him into a good and loving home. I love this!!! ❤ :

      1. I wish I could see that! would you like to read my novel? I would like you opinion. anyone’s if they want to. I love dogs with cones on their heads, they are so adorable. Marysa? am I allowed to follow your blog? am I supposed to ask permission before I follow a blog? I am new to this.

  6. Laying my head down
    I close my eyes praying this
    Might end tonight, I
    Can’t take these sleepless nights
    I need to sleep, once please

      1. I can never sleep. ever. not with my cat or my disease. LOL. anyway, I found the blogs. Great Job Allie! 🙂

      2. Wow, I’m so sorry you have insomnia Marysa, I used to have what I think was insomnia, but Ive gotten past it. I hope things get better for you, it will, try essential oils! Sounds odd, but mint, lavender and eucalyptus are the one I think that helps sleep, you’ll have to google it to make sure. 🙂 But I’m so sorry you go through that, its going to get better, I swear. 🙂 ❤

    1. I have crohn’s and iron deficiency. I am tired all the time but can never sleep. I try to write when I am tired. it helps. but I never sleep. and the kitty Mr. Lark is not a very good sleeping animal either.

    2. I’m so sorry Lys, no sleep stinks. 😦 Its going to get better you’ll get through whatever battle you’re going through that is causing your mind to stay awake. Its going to get better. 🙂 ❤ Like I said to Marysa, essential oils help SO much!!! I have incense in my room, along with herbs, perfumes and essential oil candles, and I'm always calm, level headed and just, sleepy. Lol, but seriously, they help a lot! 🙂 Beautiful poem, I can never say it enough you have an amazing talent. 🙂

    1. Cool, Alexa! Are you going to write about Cyrus and Midnight? Or The Theater? Or the Way of The Track? Lol, I love all of those!! ❤

      1. I tried searching your name, but I couldn’t find the email you sent me. Can you please resend it? Thank you! 😜

  7. This type of poem is’t my thing, just like me with haikus. LOL, I still hope you enjoy!
    Kick off your sneakers, jump
    Into bed. For once you’re so tired,
    But then, it goes to your head.
    You’re suddenly awake, bright and early.
    If only you could sleep in eternal peace.
    I hope you guys liked it! It was so much fun to write, although I usually sleep super soundly. (Unless I’m on the verge of a synchronized swimming competition, which I am now, and CANNOT sleep at ALL.) It’s really annoying and I’m always so tired, but then when I go to bed I wake up like a ray of sunshine. 😉 I hope you guys liked it! ❤

    1. Haha! I love this, its really beautiful Sofia. 🙂 ❤ Haha, I agree so much, I feel the same right before dance recitals!!! I relate so much!!! Also, good luck with your swimming comp!!! 🙂 ❤

  8. Unrelated to the prompt

    Can someone please
    Explain to me
    The definition of honesty
    Because it seems
    Everyone I’ve met
    Hasn’t learned it yet
    And I fret
    They’ll never get it

  9. We ponder all day,
    and we lay to rest at night.
    Still we do not get,
    what makes our loved ones fret.
    As we gently lay our heads.

    To dream land we go,
    to make our wish come true.
    But don’t stray to far,
    for our journey is hard.
    And you can’t leave ’till morning.

    I have just joined this club, for i have signed up a couple weeks ago. I wish I had gotten here sooner! Also i have only been writing poems for 1 or 2 years and I am still not great :\

  10. Sleeping
    Taking breaths of sweet scents
    Falling into depth
    Of the verge of life or death.

    Odd, and probably not very good, but please tell me what you think!!! 🙂

  11. I’m just gonna paste a little excerpt from my novel that I’m working on write here.

    “ ‘How are you feeling.’ What? Did you read that from a manual? No, ask me why I decided to live today because I have a better answer for that.”

    This is what I had written down in my notebook. It was supposed to be a poem but it just turned into some words I was dying to say. Now that I lay here at, what is it…2:00am, it seems pretty stupid. I just needed to get those words onto some paper though; it wasn’t my intention for someone to ever read it. I would never show someone my notebook and I would die if I lost it or someone else found it then decided to expose me. But this is what goes through my head at this time of night. This is why a phone or book is placed near my bed, so I can’t think of things that torture me. However, it’s become sort of a drug having to need something to distract you 24/7. What I need to distract myself from, not so sure, there is just a constant noise or humming in my head that gives me anxiety. I can’t help but over analyze my life, my actions, and every breath I take. I worry about what everyone thinks but then I couldn’t care less and just dislike the world. But one thing never changes and that is the extreme dislike for myself. Well, now I just put on some head phones and listen to a Fall Out Boy song. Music says the words I can’t. Books allow me to escape reality.

  12. This sleep allures me,
    Attracts me into the depth,
    Of trivial lust,
    Lust for imagination,
    I’ve given into the dream.
    Something small 🙂 Just trying to add last minute 😀

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