To All The Prompts I Love (With a Dash of Covid on Top)

Day 25 NaPoWriMo

Because it’s a Saturday, I have an (optional) prompt for you that takes a little time to work through — although you can certainly take short-cuts through it, if you like! The prompt, which you can find in its entirety here, was developed by the poet and teacher Hoa Nguyen, who asks you to use a long poem by James Schuyler as a guidepost for your poem. (You may remember James Schuyler from our poetry resource for Day 2.) This is a prompt that allows you to sink deeply into another poet’s work, as well as your own.

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My phone vibrates as it usually does first wake up call at bay
Morning sunlight giving the first strong rays of the day
The first “good morning” came in along with my sip of coffee blend
Damn! it’s actually hot, “oh, dear Cappucino are you a foe or a friend?”
My dearest phone is at its prime, in the morning
Another message just in “how are you with COVID coping?”
How do we suppose to answer such a question without knowing?
“How are you?” an old friend pops in with strings of messages
“You surprise me” I butt in, “how long has it been?”, I’m speechless
Strings of conversations go on  and on
Until one says “be back when I am done”
Opps, I almost forget about my coffee on the tabletop
Damn, now it’s cold I just need to make a new cup
Another cup, another stop of what’s supposed to be
This morning I have so much to do, I will be busy as a bee
It’s day twenty  -five for NaPoWriMo and the prompt is making me crazy
Rhyming words alone is insane much more having prompts daily
I don’t know what’s with me on that April fool’s day
I write my first poem to commence, I say
My first attempt on the annual “30 days, 30 poems”, I am competitive
A challenge for the brilliant and smart, or just simply creative
“What do you see?” by the lovely Sadje is another prompt
That’s every Monday I stop by and make a duet as I stomp
Calmkate’s Friday fun is witty and indeed fun to  write
That is every Friday, ‘though time zone difference is at sight
Maria, Jade, and Rosema are three brilliant
hosts
Instagram is making a cross over through these poets
Truth must I tell, fun in writing challenges is nothing
In comparison to the lessons and discoveries, I am learning
I am on my second cup and yet again, no longer hot
As I want my coffee to be, but write I must or I’ll forget
What my heart and thoughts say, I don’t want to skip
For every challenge, I write is every bleeding pain I keep
These and many more are just distractions of the real score
That my daily grind appears worse than anything in store
As COVID 19 worsen everywhere around the globe
Whatever happens to the world we so long dearly love?
Another point to ponder as I scribble with my pen I wonder
When will this ever end, and be in loving arms with each other?

 

P.S

I mentioned the following:

Jade of  https://jademwong.wordpress.com/2020/04/23/poetry-moonlit-love/

Rosema of https://areadingwritr.wordpress.com/and

Maria of https://mariawenttotown15.wordpress.com/
Calmkate of Kates Friday fun -sailing https://aroused.blog/2020/04/25/friday-fun-sailing/
Sadje of https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/04/20/what-do-you-see-25-13-april-2020-2/

31 Comments

  1. murisopsis says:

    No kidding that this is a tough one! You did it with flair!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh my thank you…😊😊😊twas really a difficult prompt whewww!!!

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  2. Sadje says:

    This is a fascinating conversation. Thanks a lot for the mention. 💖

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    1. michnavs says:

      Your welcome Sadje..😊

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  3. calmkate says:

    good one Mich, done with much aplomb!

    No idea how you keep up with so many prompts but you are … don’t stretch it too thin 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you you kate..happy Sunday .😊😊😊

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      1. calmkate says:

        and you sunshine!

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  4. SnowHearT says:

    Bakit ganoon…napaka easy peasy Lang po para sa inyo gumawa ng poem…anyway masarap yung kape ♥️♥️♥️ ,,,Pero yung CoViD di na po nakakatuwa 😶

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you dear …yes hindi na nakakatuwa kaya we have to be more aware of our responsibilities as individual..sana wala ng pasaway and sumunod na lng lahat..

      Keep safe😊

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      1. SnowHearT says:

        Pili lang naman po na lugar dito ngayon ang naka-Quarantine. Hayssssst!!!! Sana nga lang…maging masunurin na ang lahat… 💗💗💗

        Ingat din po kayo diyan 🤗

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      2. michnavs says:

        You too take care and stay safe😇

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  5. Gina says:

    all i Can say is…MASTERPIECE!

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    1. michnavs says:

      😊😊😊thank you Gina…seeing you here makes me happy😊😊😊

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      1. Gina says:

        my absolute pleasure! I felt I was reading an epic saga, so delightful and artistically done!

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      2. michnavs says:

        It was a tough prompt…really hard one..lol

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      3. Gina says:

        I could see that and you executed that amazingly well!

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      4. michnavs says:

        🤗🤗🤗

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  6. Excellent writing, SweetMich!
    And you included some great WP poets!
    (((HUGS)))
    PS…I have those same questions.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Carolyn..these WP poets run my favorite writing challenge..

      Keep safe in there

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  7. Such a tough prompt and you wrote such an amazing piece! Mich, this is top class! 🙈😊

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    1. Oops wrong emojis! 😂
      I meant …👌🏼😊

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      1. michnavs says:

        Lol ..its okay dear

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    2. michnavs says:

      It was a tough prompt , right?..at first i didnt know how to put them all together..

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      1. You did it so well!

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  8. Jade M. Wong says:

    That was such a fun saga of a poem, Mich! You weaved it wonderfully, and thank you for the shoutout! I too wonder when this will end. In the meantime, I shall be glad to still have our words 😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank Jade…Keep safe in there dear one..

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  9. Oh this is adorable! And congratulations on finishing the napowrimo!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay…thank you..😉

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  10. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    YOWZA, YOWSA-! (EASIER THAN “ORTT-ORT-ORT!”)

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    1. michnavs says:

      🤗🤗🤗

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