Poem / Poetry – “Finding The Paradox”

Hello everyone.

Welcome to NaPoWriMo Day 4.

Here is the official prompt over at the National Poetry Writing Month website:-

NaPoWriMo.net – 30 Poems In 30 Days – Day 4

So for this particular prompt, the challenge is to write a love poem without using the word love.

Yes, you heard me right, I didn’t believe them either. Somebody has probably been drinking over there, that’s for sure (I jest of course!)

Feel free to leave me a comment below and if you are not on the list, I will be happy to add your NaPoWriMo poem(s) to my list, feel free to get in touch.


“Finding The Paradox” by David Ellis

Not sure how much my heart can hold
Kisses stolen like there is no tomorrow
In the beginning, a flame arose
An outlet required for it to evolve

Finding the paradox once and for all
Offering a slow, sensual dance as it unfolds
The only reality is that circumstances change
Waves, the tides turning, nothing stays the same

Touch is a source that constantly restores existence
The world can be such a hard habit to break
Learning by paying attention, whatever the stakes
Smallest details can make the biggest difference

It is easy to hate how things may not work out
Future’s not written but the past is just words
Speak with a fierce integrity and you will find
Everyone should have positive influences in their life

And in the end, if flames anew flare into a fire
With hope becoming a replacement for fear
Let’s be optimistic and see this through
Give yourself generously without fail
Keep your heart and mind wide open
Only then will you be ready for the right person

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Shawn Bird – Loveless
Hosking’s Blog – Old Ailments
Unassorted Stories – Curiosity found love on Mars
it’s nothing, really – Will You
Just Patty – NaPoWriMo Day 4: Senryu
Digital Gatherings – Without You
undercaws – We Am
arakawa fiction – NaPoWriMo Day 4: “Go, Went, Gone”
To Create…Holy Saturday
Kiana Donae Poetry – Day 4 – NaPoWriMo 2015
Rhyme N Review – Another Four Letter Word
Velveteen Rabbi – For NaPoWriMo 4: a love poem
The Dreaming Lady – NaPoWriMo – Day 04
grapeling – twice / 4
Ordinary Average Thoughts – NAPOWRIMO 2015, DAY 4: BREAK THE CODE — READ THE MESSAGE (A POEM)
A Glass Of Bubbly – A Love Poem Without Love
Voiceless Fricative – White Noise
calliopes lyre – *Fill-In-The-Blank*
1st Non-Manuscript – How We Used to Be
The House Of Bailey – Only for You
Irene Riz – Not Enough
Not Enough Poetry – Time Is Black
Marilyn Cavicchia – Two Different Banana-Seat Bikes
JIM’S LITTLE PHOTO AND POEM PLACE – Things we will never see
Black Ink Pink Desk – Vellum Costs Too Much
Summer Blues – The Summer You Waited for Her
inktuition – holding on to innocence
Orientation : Quilter – Mary Beth Frezon – NAPOWRIMO – DAY FOUR
A Curious Absence of Intrigue – Divided By Zero
J Luukkonen Tumblr Poetry – Wrapped in Gauze
Alphabet Salad – D is for… Diner
The Man With Thw Blue Guitar – Aswang Love
The Nautilus – day 4: northsoutheastwest
Poetry, Prose, Art and Creativity – Shattered
The Product Poet – My Devotion
Chatterboxerr – Anguish
VoR Poetry – Sympathy
Eat Me – NaPoWriMo #4
Words across the Oceans – Love-less Motel
Leonas Lines Poetry Plus – Loveless
Soul Mary Tumblr Poetry – A Love-less Love poem
abstract happiness (Tumblr Poetry) – four – red bird
A Geek’s Life – NaPoWriMo Day 4 – Love
A Collection of Thoughts from Yesterday’s Tomorrow – repetition of tasks
moonsbows and sundogs – the bunny rabbit’s escape
Yoga Mom – NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 4: I’ll Keep Him
Slices from Life: Inspirations everywhere – NaPoWriMo, Day 4: Was that Love?
Sabine sam – Day 4 #NaPoWriMo (not in order…)


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