NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 9 – “Vantage Point” by David Ellis

Hey there everyone.

Got another poem inspired by the NaPoWriMo website prompt for Day 9. The challenge was to come up with a poem where something big collides with something small and see where it leads us.

I therefore wrote this inspirational piece, hope you enjoy it.



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“Vantage Point” by David Ellis

At the end of the day, it’s all a matter of perspective

The infinite ways we perceive ourselves and the world at large


Our knowledge and compassion has the hugest potential

To show heart and courage by helping others is essential


When something significant and difficult shows up on the horizon

Always stand your ground, never be tempted to turn and run


Your part in this play as you play your part is not small at all

Silence any voices of doubt, be they imagined or real


We can give our lives bigger purpose with even the smallest acts of kindness

Happiness resides in positive feelings from actions that are spontaneous


You are always free to change your mind, be mindful of the things you change

Dream big, focus on passions, fill your life with meaningful experiences

Noble deeds are the way forward, enjoy the warmth of their own reward


Still want more? Well, as it so happens I have some other entries for Day 9 by a smorgasbord of talented poets, so let’s hop to it and here are the links!

1. Scrambled, Not Fried – Still Mostly Still
2. Ladyleemanila – H is for Harrisham Rhyme
5. erbiage – Proliferation
6. Jane Dougherty Writes – Word falling
8. Unassorted stories – On being me (not John Malkovitch)
9. ORDINARY AVERAGE THOUGHTS – National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 9 – Runner
10. MY FEELINGS MY FREEDOM – NaPoWriMo Day 9: Someone in Love
11. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown – “Ant”cestry.Com
12. Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings – Connections, Past and Future: NaPoWriMo, Day 9 – Monday Morning Musings
13. barbaraturneywielandpoetess – star-crushed lovers
14. Tidbits by Shannon – enter imagination
15. RIVRVLOGR – through open window
16. VOYAGE DES MOTS – Jupiter & Venus
17. method two madness – Into Birds
18. LILLIAN THE HOME POET – Character Study
19. 1st Non-Manuscript – Charlene Delfin’s second blog – Day 9: When Rulers Fight
20. The Great Unknown – NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 9: Shadow Plays
21. Ileea (Swedish but Google Translate is your friend) – Aprillyrik dag 9 – Avsked
22. Author Emily Ramser – I had to cancel the exterminators
23. palimpsestic possibilities – schematic, not to scale
24. JIM’S LITTLE PHOTO AND POEM PLACE – NaPoWriMo 2018-09 — Day 9, another Poem for Fun – Waiting for. . . . . . . ;
25. Zouxzoux – I Will Not Be Misunderstood
27. My Middle Name is Crazy – flowers and castles
28. Playing with words – I never win
29. What Rhymes with Stanza? – Cycles: Winter
30. Purple Mountain Poetry – DAY 9: TINY BIG
31. Summer Blues – A Poetry Blog – Princess Tree
32. Voiceless Fricative – Mountains
33. Experience Writing – H is for Hypotyposis
35. WHAT LIFE SAID TO ME – NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 9 – The Mighty ‘Dot’
36. inktuition – a poem for my flames of fear
38. erbiage – LHC
39. My Author-itis – Size Isn’t Everything
40. Poetry by Hasen – Island Surrounded By Ocean
41. Poetic Pixels – She Wears Yards
42. Rhyme and Reason – Poetry Meets Film Reviews – Girls und Panzer der Film (2015)
43. KATIE STATEN – NaPoWriMo #9 – Constellations
44. Real Momma Ramblings – Daily Torment
45. Frank J. Tassone – HAIKAI POETRY MATTERS – Waiting on a Butterfly’s Wings
46. Orangepeel – Poetry and Miscellany by Bruce Niedt – PAD Day 9: Battle of Large vs. Small – Battle of the Kitchen
47. grapeling – it could be that – Q / 8
48. kavyastream – Ms Ant’s Wedding Procession
49. MUOLLO – More than a name. – Bibles and Abuse
50. words in your eyes – NaPoWriMo 9
51. HOSKING’S BLOG – Cactus


9 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 9 – “Vantage Point” by David Ellis

      • Do you ever get to eat the food in your dreams though? I never do. Either can’t decide, choose something crap, or there’s none left of the good stuff, or it tastes of sawdust…

      • I’ve never really thought about it until now, in terms of the actual taste. Food for thought you have given me 🙂 (And sound like Yoda I must right now). I know one time I fell asleep on my arms and had a zombie dream where they were eating my arms and when I woke up I was paralysed and had to work the blood back into them. I’m glad I do not get too enthusiastic when eating “asleep” otherwise I might chew through my pillow! 🙂

      • Ha ha! That could be a danger! I learnt something interesting yesterday à propos of dream eating; I had a terrible nightmare on one occasion when I was in the maternity hospital about eating a particular kind of cheese that I had never tasted in real life and it was absolutely foul. They served it the next day and I couldn’t bear to taste it. It seems that this particular cheese was at the centre of a covered up food poisoning outbreak that killed 12 people. We should listen to dreams 🙂

      • That is an amazing story Jane! I would have been done for, I am a cheese fiend and would not have been able to resist. My interpretation of the dream would have been that is was egging me on to try the cheese and that would have been the end of little ole Davey Crockett, a footnote in poetic history, wiped out due to cheese addiction! We definitely should listen to dreams more though and I guess since you had a nightmare, it should be interpreted as such! 🙂

      • You’re right, it does look a bit weird Jane. Almost like some ghoulish kind of cake. If seen blue cheese and stilton that looks far more appetising, this just looks pale and ill in comparison!

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