Day Eight – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Resurrecting Our Voice From The Past” by David Ellis

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 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:-

Loop Poetry – Shadow Poetry – A Poet’s Writing Resource

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 😉 )

Poem / Poetry – 14 Words For Love – The Definitive Collection

And here is my own poem in written form from the video for you to take a gander at.



Photo by lechiavidellavoce at Pixabay

“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 🙂

Waves – Consolation’s Many Forms – The Miracle of the Commonplace

ghoulish – Litterbox Riot

Eating a frog with gusto – Stop procrastinating now!

Time to change Decorations – Just A Little Bit Sweet

Opposition – The Muse’s Words – My journey back into the writing world with my Muse tagging along.

Confessions of a “wallaby” writer – The Heartsongs Blog – Journeying back to my heart

Capital-punishment, A Supporter’s View – Edward Fagan Blog

Why shouldn’t love be simple? Poetweets #Micropoetry – NamySaysSo – Perspectives, Inspirations & LifeHacks For Women


A Ghost Story – – fictionary…8 megapixel artist…bloody awful poet.

Week In Review In No Particular Order – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry – Poetry from nothing. Inspired by Anything.

I’ll be there for you – Friday Fictioneers – L.E.R.T

WHAT SONG BEST DESCRIBES YOU? – Shining Seeds – writing myself into wellness

Nano Poblano 2017- 30 Days of Haiku- Day 8 – The Illusion Of Controlled Chaos

St Ives – Cats and Chocolate

Muscles of Responsibility: Single Mothers Raising Male Children – Infinity Coaching

Should have drank the whiskey. – Bug Bytes By Julie Burton

start to finish – memoirs of an unremarkable man

Gonna Be Some Changes – loristory – flights of fancy to parts unknown

Morning Frost – Behind The Willows

What’s the One Rule When Playing with the Big Boys? – Mother of Serendipity – Be Fierce – Be Kind – Be Positive


8 thoughts on “Day Eight – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Resurrecting Our Voice From The Past” by David Ellis

  1. Cool piece…your words and the way you conduct yourself hold a calming presence. Can’t remember if I already told you this but I’m impressed by your composure with the camera on you. I would be so fidgety.
    P.S. the bonus 14 word poems was great! Thanks for sharing yourself with the world.

    • TY very much Robert 🙂 I’ve been told by a friend that I should be more animated. And someone else told me that I should look up more. The problem is if you get too animated you seem nervous and wherever I position the camera I am always going to be looking away while I am reading because I’m not committing this much material to memory in this space of time! This is why I try to remain focused and glance up to the camera regularly, I think it helps to make a connection. Really appreciate your comments and support, it is very encouraging good buddy 🙂

      • My pleasure David. Anyone that can do what you’re doing deserves encouragement. I’m sure you had reservations, especially at first. Keep up the great work!
        Of course we can all use pointers so it’s cool that people are looking out for you. It also sounds like you have a lot of support, which is great. Enjoy your day my friend.

    • You should. Rejection upsets me but it just makes me more determined to keep fighting for things I believe in and to keep going until there is no more breath in my body. Now that’s determination 😉

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