Words – NaPoWriMo 2015 – Day 25

Mind the words you’re using,
Trip you up they may,
In thought or speech or writing,
The word creates a way.

Upbeat, downbeat, drumming,
However they come through,
The effect they have expressing,
Creates the person….you!


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Farewell and Hello! – (NaPoWriMo Day 30!)

And so to the last day of NaPoWriMo! The prompt? To write a poem of farewell.
Of course, this may be the end of April and poetry month,
but tomorrow is a new month and a new day,
so who knows what that may hold for us all?
How very exciting!

Do hope you all enjoy this – and a HUGE Thank You for all the likes and follows.
It is a privilege to have you pop in and say ‘Hi’ and a pleasure to share in your writings.
Long may we all stay bound by our love of words, meaning and purpose.
Hopefully, this is just the beginning…and I’ll see you all tomorrow…or soon! 🙂

So, to the poem:

A breath I breathe,
My final heave,
Farewell to the world.

Spirit’s stress,
Sweet caress,
Life so torn and twirled.

Return I will,
Before the trill
Of night birds singing hurled.

To write my way,
With poem’s sway,
And words so soft and curled.

To A Better Tomorrow – NaPoWriMo Day 12

The words that came this morning,
Were dark and cold and grey,
I couldn’t finish writing them,
They twisted in their play.

So now I’m here at eventide
(In Africa I live)
With nothing left to offer
‘Cept this tired, worn out bid.

To readers and my fellow scribes
I do apologise
And hopefully tomorrow
Better verse will realise….well, it can’t be any worse! 🙂

Words and Meanings

So many different stories
Flashing through my head,
So many different ways
To say what must be said.

We all listen differently,
From our history and our lives,
Which makes it kind of difficult
When we want to stylize.

Who carries dictionaries with them?
Who checks what’s right and nice?
And is it then just pleasant,
Or really quite precise?

And if you’re walking quietly,
Are you stepping out with care?
Or simply with your mouth closed
And a pensive, thoughtful air?

Come, share with me the writers joy,
Put down what you will say,
Then hope and pray your reader,
Will interpret it that way.

© Copyright Rob McShane – February 2014