In Thirty Days

Trading in a lab coat for a beret isn’t easy.
Stories in the brain
scamper like sugar fueled toddlers once on paper.
Thirty days seems like a long exercise,
but it makes a mind more limber
with each lesson learned.

Discipline.
Every day, write something new,
or refine an errant scrawl.
Flexibility.
Learn the confines of the project,
then make it your own.
Brevity.
Get to the heart or guts quickly.

This D-town girl be but little,
but she has a fierce love for the written word.
And even if thunder and lightning
don’t bring the rains that bring
the blossoms I wanted,
I still flew.
And that's better than just thinking about it.




Song Choice: Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti (better known as the theme from Rocky)
This poem was created from a prompt offered by Magaly Guerrero for NaPoWriMo (Day 29: This Poem Has a Mission - what do I hope to accomplish in 30 days)

20 comments:

  1. Perfect song choice. :-)
    Favorite lines: "Brevity, get to the heart or guts quickly." Actually I think I just really like the middle stanza as a concise summation (ha ha brevity ;-p) of the way that we have all stretched ourselves with this month of daily writing, reading, pushing and thinking. In the words of the great B.B King: "I feel real loose, like a long-neck goose."
    ;-p

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    1. The reading especially has been really inspiring!

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  2. I'm in awe of anyone producing 30 poems in 30 days!

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  3. You've captured it completely and so effortlessly, 30 days is a long time in words but I've enjoyed yours immensely.

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    1. Thanks! I am glad I had the chance to read your words too :)

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  4. You have done yourself proud

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  5. You are right, thirty days is a long time to commit to anything. But the limbering makes us more flexible and stronger. I adore your words and I will be coming around for more!
    (first post cat deleted mid-type)

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    1. LOL, darn cats! I'm glad I got to read your words too! Looking forward to more wonderful words!

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  6. I want to dance to this poem, to eat it all up, to make it mine from head to toe! This poem describes so many wonderful things; it can be applied to so many things we love and the reasons why we do them: us. And that, my sweet Rommy, is magic! ♥

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    1. Passion can push us to try crazy things. And maybe the world might think it's a bit nutty, but we wouldn't trade the chance to fly for anything.

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  7. "I still flew..." and we ll flew with you. :D XXX

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    1. *grin* And I'm so happy you guys did! All of your poetry inspired me to bring my best self, even on days my mind felt like "Roses are red, Violets are blue" was too much to manage!

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  8. I am in admiration and AWE with you and your poetic peeps! Minecraft is child's play next to you gals!
    xoDebi

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    1. I'm glad I had the chance to do this alongside so many talent folks. Thanks so much for reading!

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  9. You're damn right, Rommy! I hadn't written in 9 months but I decided to take the challenge, and just like you wrote I got more limber every day. Thanks for this great write.

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    1. It's been a great experience, hasn't it? :D I'm planning on keeping up the momentum with writing in general.

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  10. Also. I love Bill Conti's Rocky Theme. One of the most inspiring scenes in all of film, when Rocky bounds up the steps and dances triumphantly. I get the chills just writing about it.

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    1. It's an amazing piece of music! I had to have it playing when I hit publish. *grin*

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