Hello dear friends!
It’s Day Five of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with a generous sprinkling of Peppers!) and I’m back with another video because that’s what I promised to do. (I also keep promising myself cake after this because that is a great motivational tool)
Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.
I was inspired to write the poem today by glancing over the work of poet Mary Oliver, which in turn was a prompt suggested by napowrimo.net in April 2017.
Here is the prompt that gave me the idea to do this:-
After writing for a few hours, I then decided to go in another completely different direction but the prompt was still useful, as it got me started and I used some of what I wrote earlier. Never underestimate the power of prompts when it comes to writing because as Fleetwood Mac once said “You can go your own waaaaaay!”
If you fancy some alternative prompts to help you craft poetry throughout the month of November then why not try this excellent collection at OctPoWriMo 2017 or another prompt by over at Writers Digest here 2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 5 by Robert Lee Brewer.
And here is my poem in written form, just in case you get too distracted by my huge moon-like bonce in the video to focus 🙂
Photo by Myriams-Fotos on Pixabay
“Moonlit Miracles” by David Ellis
In the shadow of reason
Looking back at a troubled world once left behind
Is it any wonder
The more things you want to say to your former self
The more you feel trapped in silence
Every loss keeps us focused
For even when the sunshine rusts and dies
Life holds miracles in moonlit skies
Keep on moving and doing what is right
Drink your wine and close your eyes
There’s no easy way
To return to thoughts of yesterday
Secrets are scattered in things left unsaid
Our heads are filled with the past
All the things we could never change
Smiles that come a little too late
Feeling so far from home
But dreams are never truly lost
Trees may have fallen but rain still flows
Remember, every piece of life hurts
Yet every moment can bring you closer to happiness
Still want more? I have also collated some more posts from fellow Cheer Peppers for their Day Five posts for you to indulge in because just like in life, the more varieties of peppers the better! Let’s spice things up 🙂