National Poetry Month – Late Start

So I’m getting a late start on this. In the spirit of National Poetry Month, I will once again, attempt to keep up with the Writer’s Digest Magazine Poem A Day Challenge (PAD) http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/poetry-challenge-2014-poetic-asides.  I managed to do very well in 2012 and posted poems just about all of the 30 days of April, however 2013 I didn’t do as well and this year is turning out to be a challenge to keep up with the challenge. Today i s actually the first day I’ve had to post on my blog. So much poetry to write, so little time….. 

Day #1 Challenge (posted by poet Tracy Brimhall)

  1. Write a beginning poem. Today is the beginning of this challenge. It’s also the beginning of April. But there are so many other beginnings: Beginning of a relationship, beginning of school, beginning of the rest of your life, and so on. Pick a beginning to write about.
  2. Write an ending poem. Often, though not always, beginnings come as the result of an ending. Sometimes endings are cause for disappointment, heartbreak, or numbness. Other times, endings are celebrated. Capture an ending today.

 

My poem:

April One – a poem

Fools rush in
Jokes abound
Laughter comes
Then someone
Inevitably
Is embarrassed
This month
Full of rain showers
Begins as a mystery laden
Comedic driven
Reality show
Full of punchlines
Ridicule
And shenanigans
It’s a wonder any work gets done
Perhaps the boss
Will give us a day off
To lolligag
Roll on the floor and
Take naps on a whim
Daydreaming of beach filled days
And extra long vacation days
With pay

April Fools

Thank you for reading March Thirty One

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