A Poet's Double Life

For poets working outside the literary world.

April 2017 Poem-a-Day Challenge

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What better way to jumpstart the blog than by jumping into the Poem-a-Day Challenge. I had debated whether I would do the challenge because I didn’t think I would be able to sustain 30 days of poetry writing. But that’s how I always feel on March 31st, and by April 30th, I’m glad I have a pile of new work to sift through.

As in the past, I will post the prompt and a few lines from each poem from the past week. Here’s today’s poem:

Day 1 Prompt: Reminiscing

Your dear old friends share their new

scars and hopes and you will leave unsure

how either will turn out. A part of you

will want to keep everything in its old place

but that’s like trying to hold back a river

with your weak hand. You can go home again.

You can’t stop home or yourself from changing.

I will post more excerpts next week!

Author: poetsdoublelife

Poet and data guru living in Massachusetts.

4 thoughts on “April 2017 Poem-a-Day Challenge

  1. Oh so glad to see you back… and so true. Lovely.

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