Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hardest to Write

Dear Reader,

It is done. #NaPoWriMo 2015 is in the books, and I have successfully followed every prompt, and I have managed to write 30 poems in 30 days. Wow! I have mixed feelings about this. Part of me is happy that it is done, part of me is really going to miss it. I could not have got to this point without my wife Dianne. She encourages me and proof reads my stuff before I publish it. Thank you, my dear. I love you. And to Lizzi, Jesi and Cindy....another whirlwind month of craziness, tears, hugs and (allegedly) pictures (AHEM LIZZI!!!). Thank you 3 musketeers so much. And finally dear reader, thank you. Thank you for bearing with me, and thank you for all the feedback on my work. Let's do it again in October.

Today's prompt was to write a poem from the bottom up. So, we had to write the last line first and work our way up to the first line. This is harder than it sounds. But I did it. And trust me dear reader, this poem, out of all 30, was the hardest to write. 

Rod E. Kok
April 30, 2015

This month of poetry
has been
a lot of work, but
as my thoughts flowed,
my pen recorded
this magical time as
memories were born.

I’m glad I was able
to take part,
for it truly is
is an experience
I will never forget

I am overwhelmed
with emotion
now that my mind is
telling me
this journey is
about to end.

My heart is heavy
and my eyes
are filled with tears,
for the last one
is the hardest to write.


    (no, seriously though - I didn't like doing an 'ending' poem. At all)

  2. Awwee...that is a fitting end to this year's NaPoWriMO, Rod. And Lizzi beat me to it!! Glad someone said it, both the poem and 'you said hard' .Thanks Lizzi!!