Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Think about a small habit you picked up from one of your parents, and then to write a piece that explores an early memory of your parent engaged in that habit, before shifting into writing about yourself engaging in the same habit.
Close to the Tree My father has clothing that is older than I I still have a hat from 1989 Dress shirts become work shirts then into rags That’s money well spent even if mother does nag Fix and repair before giving up The landfill will be the last place that we dump I try not to spend money frivolously Needs vs. wants weighed so carefully My father’s face looks proudly with no ounce of fear As I look in the mirror after each passing year I am proud to be my father’s son And I know that I am still his number one
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Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.