Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Write a poem in the form of a “to-do list.” The fun of this prompt is to make it the “to-do list” of an unusual person or character.
I have to admit, a poem a day is hard. But not as hard as:
Need to stretchIn my memory the route I did etch Stay warm, move to the frontWhat is with the need to grunt? Get into position Follow the pacer- my mission Here we go, you can do this One foot in front of the other Take in the viewAll of this is something new No need to rush or hurryI don’t want the experience to be blurry Take a drinkMy leg hurts - Don’t think I will not walkWhy does he feel the need to talk Don’t stop Don’t stopFeeling good, having a ball I think I just avoided “The Wall” Don’t stop Don't stop Don’t stop Don't stopDeep in thought, the starting gun so long ago Where did the last four miles go? A sharp left turn, then a curve to the rightThe finish line is just in sight Thinking that I’m almost done- until... Why did they put in that hill? Cross the line and look aroundThe friends I started with not to be found Oh yeah, I remember as I sit to recoup I’m the fastest of the group
Have an extra minute? Read it (again) on Medium: Day 9 (yes, I do get paid/read.)
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Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of two books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. Visit www.linesbyleon.com
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