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A Letter to My Friend

by Sarah Branch

It makes me sad that your life has come to this.
I know we’re getting older, losing childhood bliss,
I try not to judge, but you’ve done things I can’t dismiss.

I can barely believe you’re the person I used to know.
You didn’t communicate all year, then we met again a while ago.
I wanted to be friends, I wanted to fix what happened, I wanted you to still have your glow.
I’ve heard too much, you’ve said too much, you’ve made yourself into my foe.

I guess you felt differently towards me, you never wanted to talk.
I still check your social media, though I don’t mean to stalk.
I just want to make sure you’re okay, but how blind I was makes me gawk.
I’m tired of being ignored and used, so it’s time for me to walk.

The truth is, I still care, even if I can’t keep you around.
I hope you get better, I hope your life gets happier, I love you and I probably always will, but I just feel like a clown.
Our friend told me what you did and it made me more than frown.
It makes it worse that everyone knows you, everyone in this town.
There’s no way to escape our five years, it’s so hard to calm down.

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NAPOWRIMO Day #30

It’s the last day! How’s it going?
Today’s prompt:

Flip to the ending of your favorite book, and use the last line as the first line of your poem.

Reminders
Please read the NaPoWriMo page for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April. Please read How to Post During NaPoWriMo. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

NAPOWRIMO Day #29

Today’s prompt:

Describe the feeling of flying in a poem style of your choice.

Reminders
Please read the NaPoWriMo page for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April. Please read How to Post During NaPoWriMo. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

NAPOWRIMO Day #28

Today’s prompt:

Create a poem describing your favorite smell.

Reminders
Please read the NaPoWriMo page for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April. Please read How to Post During NaPoWriMo. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

NAPOWRIMO Day #26

Today’s prompt:

Write a haiku about a thunderstorm

Reminders
Please read the NaPoWriMo page for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April. Please read How to Post During NaPoWriMo. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

NAPOWRIMO #25

Today’s prompt:

Write an essence poem (http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/essence.html)

Reminders
Please read the NaPoWriMo page for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April. Please read How to Post During NaPoWriMo. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

NAPOWRIMO Day #23

Today’s prompt:

Write a pantoum poem telling the story of your favorite summer vacation trip. (http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html)

Reminders
Please read the NaPoWriMo page for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April. Please read How to Post During NaPoWriMo. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

NAPOWRIMO Day #10

Today’s prompt:

Imagine a dialogue between two people. Write a poem that only shows one side of the dialogue

Post your poem to comments!

Reminders
Please read the NaPoWriMo page for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April. Please read How to Post During NaPoWriMo. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

Thankful

I hope you’re having a great holiday. I want you to know how thankful I am for all of our members in the club. You make this happen and create a wonderful and supportive community where we can learn and write together.

 

THANK YOU!

Congratulations NaPoWriMo Participants!

We had a great NaPoWriMo this year! Congratulations to this year’s participants and all of the poetry you cranked out! I loved reading everyone’s poems all month.

 
Emily – 50
Leah – 31
Madison – 31
Grace – 30
Alicia – 26
Misty – 15
Faiz – 10
Cleo – 6
Elle – 4
Kara – 3
Gabby – 3
Katrina – 3
Bethany – 2
Caitlyn – 2
Jessica – 1
Naylene – 1
Charlotte – 1
Kennedi – 1
Michelle – 1
Cheyenne – 1
Yarah – 1

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