Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Write a poem in the form of a series of directions describing how a person should get to a particular place.
Here it is. The last day of the challenge. I want to thank you for stopping by and reading my daily creations. I hadn’t poetry for a while, since I shifted my focus to my science fiction writing. It was a good incentive to get back to what started my writing journey, and looking back on the last 29 days, I’m happy with what I wrote.
Here From There No two people Will arrive at the same place Given directions and a numbered pace We line them up And teach the skills Then release them with free wills Learn the basics So you can make the choice Everybody has a voice Start at Reading Road Make sure you don’t miss Comprehension Boulevard Turn at Writing Avenue Left or right it’s yours to choose You will see Math Street coming up Spend time at the Basics block If you miss it You may get lost Don’t hesitate to ask for directions Everybody there Is extremely helpful And each has a different perspective You can try to climb the hill Of You Can Be Anything You Want To Be For some it’s better to go around, you’ll see There is no shame to turn around And start again a second time round Sometimes it will be best To ignore the GPS You will find your destination Changes as you travel the nation But when you arrive Take a look around This will be the place you’ve found
Read it again on Medium.com (yes, I do get paid/read): Day 30
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, 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.