My Blog Lyric Fire: National Poetry Month-NaPoWriMo #1

Hello readers! I’m always in a poetic state of mind, but with all of the poetry celebrations going on this month, I’m lyrically loopy!

Contributing to that loopiness is NaPoWriMo, which I learned about from fellow blogger Sweepy Jean. NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.

I’ve already started celebrating National Poetry Month by featuring the work of other poets, so I thought I’d add to the fun by participating in NaPoWriMo as well.

I’m a few days late in getting started, but here is my first offering using NaPoWriMo’s book title prompt that requires the poet to create a poem using three book titles they have on their bookshelf. My selections are: This Child’s Gonna Live, by Sarah E. Wright, The Space Between Us, by Thrity Umrigar and The True Power of Water: Healing and Discovering Ourselves, by Masaru Emoto.


Post Natal Ingredients

This child’s gonna live in the space between us

so we now need to feed our souls true food

casting out all of the junk from past fast meals

that have slowly filled our HEARTeries with

lousy lipids and cancerous cholesterol

this gorgeous being that we’ve created

is a microcosm of all of our failings

we may dress him up in fine fashions

and powder his body with fragrant scents to ease the stench

but he still reeks of the afterbirth of our descent


The transformation from sugar addicts to health fanatics

wont be easy

but we must

flush out the mental and psychological waste

with the true power of water and begin to feast on

brain grains and forgiving fiber

the seed that is growing from our soil cannot thrive

if we nourish it with contaminated nutrients

take my hand now and let’s embrace and commit to taste

the flavor of health and unity

doing so will protect our harvest and give him immunity

from our previous insanity


our love’s creation deserves pure parental guidance and not false vanity

for publicity’s sake

if not he’ll die before he wakes

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Apr 4, 2011 | Posted by in Blog, NaPoWriMo 2011 | Comments Off on My Blog Lyric Fire: National Poetry Month-NaPoWriMo #1
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