Weekend Wrap-up April 30: Final NaPoWrimo Poem

If I had set the goal to write 30 poems this month, I would have been disappointed. But, since I decided not to put that pressure on myself, I have come out of NaPoWriMo unscathed.

The takeaway? Don’t set goals and you’ll never be disappointed. 😄

No, seriously, it was nice not to be regimented or bound by the prompts.

The Final Poem

Undecided, that I was
To challenge my creative dream
Perhaps I should just let it flow
Like an intermittent mountain stream

It was a task to search for prompts 
At times it was harrowing
Pages, sites, and social accounts
All at once competing

Day one arrives, and pen in hand
I read the topic as I sit
My brow furled and my lip curled
No, Sir. I do not like it

“Now what!” I exclaimed, am I to do
With pen and paper and hot coffee
I took a sip, top page I did flip 
I wrote a poem about poetry

As each day passed I fell behind
Then I found my plan
No pressure or expectation now
Just a short work that fits on Instagram

After a lull—or dearth of spark
The words again began to flow
A ten verse epic spouted forth
Inspired by a little dog I know

Over for another year
No daily write or even thirteen 
I’m not disappointed with the poems
There's twelve more than there would have been

Where’s the dog poem?
https://linesbyleon.com/2022/04/23/weekend-wrap-up-april-23-napowrimo-little-white-dog/

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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, 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.

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