NaPoWriMo 2014 & Camp NaNoWriMo – Day 30

Today is the last day for NaPoWriMo & Camp NaNoWriMo. I gave it my best. I finished out my Camp NaNoWriMo goal of 20,000 words yesterday with 20,018. I did complete Zephyr & Zinc which was nice.

I have no poem for today. The same as the prior days. My sister got sick after they came home from Belgium. A short while later, the baby ended up sick. After 3 days of being sneezed, coughed, and drooled on, I became sick too. I spent Days 26 & 27 primarily in bed asleep. I did crank out a bunch of editing on Sunday. An hour of sleep, a chapter of the manuscript, an hour of sleep, another chapter. Rinse. Repeat.

The editing work completed in full on Day 28 despite absolute and utter exhaustion. Day 29 had me going stir-crazy. My sister and brother-in-law were working from home so I managed to escape during regular daylight hours for some me time but writing was not forthcoming. Today reminds me that I should not have gone out yesterday. I can barely keep my eyes open. Of course, the nephew seems to be doing better. He’s eating more, and is extremely hyper. Barely functional Auntie and a hyper baby = my personal version of Hell. Day 28 wasn’t all that great either with very weak & sick Auntie and a baby sick with a cold & bronchitis.

So this month of writing exstravaganza ends on a down note. It was good while it lasted. I wrote far more than I thought I would.

In total, I wrote 46 poems.

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 25

Nowhere to Land

Descended onto my face
When I succumbed to love
With a lover who cares not
Wish I could hold a lot
Gather him in closer
Build up walls around
Keep him near always
Descended onto my face
Full force of wall pieces
When he broke loose
Hell’s all fury and might
With nowhere to land
Scared of everything all
When I know I will
Fall, fall, and fall
Into love never returned

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 24


Empty smile
Burned at both ends
Where dreams come
Withered and dried
In support of someone
Someone else’s aspirations
Say no a thousand times over
Still naked, bleeding
Beg for the dreams to be born
Anew from their demise
Empty smile burned
Burdened at both ends
Where dreams are dead
In favor of aspirations brought
Bought by another’s demands

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 23

Narrow Stripes

Black and concrete
Running in narrow stripes
Money to river gods
Appease toxins’ colors
Flow down rushing
Black and concrete
Bolstering in narrow curbs
Ramparts against earthen gods
Seek vengeance beautiful
Move over slide
Black and concrete
Laid out in narrow stripes

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 22


Longing I may have
Paired with loneliness
Can stand on two
Move ahead and be
Why dwell on negative
Does me no favors
Frustrations at those
Who chose muck and mire
Thus their existence dire
Left it alone onward
Forge new pathways
Thinking, feeling
Why step back two
No excuses I have
For what has been done
Skip skip forward two two
Longing I have paired
With loneliness true
Can move ahead and be