NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 23 – “A Person Just Like You” by David Ellis

Hey there folks.

Well now that April has ended, I guess the pressure is off.

Except that it isn’t for me because there are still more poems to complete the sequence of thirty poems for the entire month, so let’s keep this poetry train going friends 🙂

For tonight’s entertainment, I decided to have a go at writing a ‘Quadrille poem’, which is a poem that consists of 44 words exactly (without including the words in the title).

I also used the ‘gather’ prompt and got all of my inspiration for this over at dVerse, here is the link that leads to some fantastic poems over there, along with more of their engaging poetic content and resources too 🙂

Shall We Gather? – dVerse ~ Poets Pub

And here is my poem for your pleasure, hope you enjoy it 🙂



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“A Person Just Like You” by David Ellis

Gather tangible thoughts
Pluck petals of beautiful ideas
Right off your shoulders

All sorts of inspiration
Is just lying around
Waiting to be found
By a person
Just like you

Who is in
The right frame of mind

People I admire.


Still want more? Well, how about some other Day 23 entries from the NaPoWriMo community that I just happened to find lying around 🙂

1. Ladyleemanila – T is for Tetractys
2. My Middle Name is Crazy – bdsm gospel
3. PEACOCK POETRY by Sam Allen – Two Magpies
4. Scrambled, Not Fried – lingVista
5. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown – Dakota Diction: NaPoWriMo 2018, Day 23
7. Oaks to Acorns – Uncle Alfred
8. grapeling – it could be that – wait / 22
9. Unassorted stories – Ode to orca
10. Jane Dougherty Writes – The words we say
11. erbiage – The sound of an unquiet mind
12. Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings – Exits and Entrances, NaPoWriMo, Day 23
13. method two madness – Crossing the Line
14. barbaraturneywielandpoetess – Man walks into a bar….
15. Tidbits by Shannon – eight little words
16. WHAT LIFE SAID TO ME – The Sounds of the Countryside
17. WHAT LIFE SAID TO ME – NaPoWriMO 2018: Day23 A Sound Poem- Laughter
18. MY FEELINGS MY FREEDOM – NaPoWriMo Day 23: Wish I could change this moment
19. Zouxzoux – Evening Song
20. ORDINARY AVERAGE THOUGHTS – National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 23 – The movie of my life
22. RIVRVLOGR – deep chill in the air
23. RIVRVLOGR – Where You From?
24. – NaPoWriMo Day 23 – Sonic Frights & Delights
25. ORIENTATION::QUILTER – Day Twenty-three, NaPoWriMo
26. LILLIAN THE HOME POET – Gifted by the Sea
27. Rhyme N Review – Alert the Copyright Office (NaPoWriMo)
28. Brittany’s Blog of Random Things – Day 23: NaPoWriMo Sequence
29. Poetic Pixels – Goo Goo Dolls, “Black Balloon”
31. gargh – Percussion Kits
32. clayandbranches – NaPoWriMo, Day 23: Road Trip
33. Flutterby’s NaPoWriMo – 2018 DAY 23 – I’M NOT BEING FUNNY
34. Voyage des Mots – Don’t Ask Me
35. inktuition – a poem for broken
36. MEXI MOVIE THE THIRD – Day 23 & WPC: Prolific yellow and green
37. Woody & Johnny – Big Night Out
38. KATIE STATEN – NaPoWriMo #23 – Philosophy
39. Real Momma Ramblings – One
40. Gloria D. Gonsalves – NA/GLOPOWRIMO DAY 23: A CHILD’S PRAYER
41. My Author-itis – Enticement
42. Poetry by Hasen – Dog Dislike Traffic
43. kavyastream – Pigs Get Fat
44. Rhyme and Reason – Poetry Meets Film Reviews – Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
45. Summer Blues – A Poetry Blog – This language is not for children
46. What Rhymes with Stanza? – Preacher
47. Orangepeel – Poetry and Miscellany by Bruce Niedt – PAD Day 23: A Little Bird Watching – Morning Flicker
49. HEPHAESTUS’ WASTE & COSMIC RUBBLE – Day 23 – Bowling Green Sixteen
50. The Great Unknown – NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 23: Travel Journal, Bali
51. Purple Mountain Poetry – DAY 23: IS ANYBODY LISTENING
52. palimpsestic possibilities – wet behind the ears
53. HOSKING’S BLOG – NaPoWriMo 2018 Day Twenty – three


5 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 23 – “A Person Just Like You” by David Ellis

    • TY ever so much Jane 😀 I’ve wandered over there to dVerse a couple of times in April, I think this was the first time I was directly inspired by their prompt. I actually wrote something similar to a quadrille back in November 2017 for NaNoPoblano, which used fifty words. I do like being restricted in forms when it forces me to make editing choices that I would not have otherwise considered if I had the freedom to write as many words as I want. I appreciate the focus of the form and making every word count is crucial 🙂 I’ve also been thinking about what you said regarding linking to all those other poems throughout April and I think you are right, it is too much work and I don’t think people will see all the poems because there would be too many to go through. I also want to do some reading of poetry in May once I am done with NaPoWriMo (just a few more days to go) and I’d prefer to focus on poets like yourselves who have been a great support throughout the month. I find it is much nicer to be able to read other people’s poetry without the pressure of writing poetry every day, as I get to read it at a slower, more enjoyable pace rather than trying to get a comment out as fast as possible 🙂

      • That, I find is one of the drawbacks of responding to prompts. It’s impossible to read and comment on all the other poems. It’s usually merely politesse since nobody ever gives a critical response. I enjoy writing poetry and reading some. But I don’t like to feel obliged to say something sweet about poems I don’t much like. Give is small quantities and we’ll read—a whole bookful and we’ll probably ignore.

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