Hello there poetry patreons!
It’s Day Eight of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with a sprinkling of Peppers of the Cheery variety!) and I’m back with yet another video session because quite frankly what else am I going to do with my time? Don’t answer that because I’ve got enough distractions going on in my life as it is without feeding myself even more!
Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.
Today, I was inspired by a couple of prompts, after wanting to write a poem with repetition in thanks to a specific prompt from napowrimo.net. This in turn led Detective Dave (yeah, that’s me, catchy eh?) to finding a form called ‘Loop Poetry’, which funnily enough I didn’t use in the end but I was so charmed by it, I thought I would include it to inspire you all as an alternative prompt for your own poems. You can find an example of how it works here:-
Those of you who have watched the video will notice that as bonus material, I read from my own poetry book ‘Life, Sex & Death’ and picked out a piece I wrote called “14 Words For Love – The Definitive Collection”, which contains poem all written with exactly 14 words in them.
If you want to read them then you can find there here (and if you really like them then go buy my book for more poetry goodness than you can shake a poetic stick at 😉 )
And here is my own poem in written form from the video for you to take a gander at.
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“Resurrecting Our Voice From The Past” by David Ellis
Compromise should consider strength of choice and not exploit weakness
Compromise but if only to more quickly achieve your own noble goals
Compromise through fear is really no compromise worth considering at all
Compromise the integrity of your values and beliefs at your own peril
Compromise matters of the heart and fall foul of forgetting how to love
Compromise without morals denies what burns bright in your very soul
Compromise to avoid uncertainty removes you entirely from reality
Compromise while bearing a grudge will only lead to eventual suffering
Compromise can be an ally of necessary change
Compromise can give urgency to honesty, draw positives from negatives
Compromise can help you to resist the urge of distractions and to focus
Compromise can tell you more about yourself than you would care to admit
Compromise is a sequence of events
Offering opportunities to learn from mistakes
Rejection does not mean failure
Freedom to pursue exciting new adventures
Resurrecting and reconnecting with the confident voice of the past to conquer our futures
Still want more? I have also collated some more posts from fellow Cheer Peppers for their Day Eight posts for you to take a bite out of and savour all their delicious flavours 🙂