Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Write a poem that poses a series of questions.
Up early this morning. Again. To. Much. Pressure.
Purpose What will I write about today? The poet pondered Lying in the meadow away From distraction Will it be poignant? Do I try to shed a little light? Does it need to give a fright? How can the words I write Make a difference in someone’s life? Will rhyme present itself At the proper time? Where will inspiration come? Or do I sit here deaf and dumb Until the words…until the words… Begin to surge Why do I write anyway? The poet sat and questioned There are not enough words To answer that Then Then as the sun set And the moon rose And the sky exploded In a tumult of emotion The answer was revealed Because I can And the poet’s fate was sealed
Read it again on Medium.com (yes, I do get paid/read): Day 28
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.
2 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo: Day 28 (Questions)”
This is a great poem, Leon. Even if only a few people read our poems, we are making a small statement in this world. Small things add up into big things.
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Thank you for the comment and for reading!