Welcome to Day 28 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!
Comment on today’s poem to win a copy of my poetry book, “(After) Confession… I’m giving away a copy every day. Scroll down below the poem for more details about this Poetry Challenge.
No winner today. I think we are all feeling fatigue as Poetry Month nears the end, you the readers/commenters, and I certainly am as the writer! I’ll do a raffle tomorrow, or not, no big deal. I’ve been so appreciative of how this project has gone so far.
Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!
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Today’s prompt: draft a prose poem in the form/style of a postcard. If you need some inspiration, why not check out some images of vintage postcards?
Note: Mine took a dark turn…
Dear So-and-So… Wish You Were Here
It sounds so friendly, doesn’t it? You assume the missing “I” of course, the excited exclamation. That I long for your dear company here in this balmy sun-splashed paradise, sipping mai-tais together on the beach. But oh, what if actually the “don’t you” is absent, the question taunting, my sadistic side wanting to remind you, I’m on vacation and you aren’t? Well, it eases my resentment over this day writing postcards out of guilt. Buying cheery cards, stamps, scribbling while palm trees sway above me, find a tropical post office somewhere. There, don’t you wish you were me?
Let’s get lunch when I get home. I’ll show you all the photos! Passively aggressively yours…
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- I’m writing and posting a new poem every day through the month of April (yikes!), for better or worse.
- AND, as a gift, I’m giving away a copy of my poetry book EVERY DAY this month. FREE!
- Sign up to WIN a copy of (After) Confession by just leaving a comment beneath the poem of the day.
- I will pick a winner every day in April! So comment every day for a new chance to win.
This month’s posts are part of the NaPoWriMo challenge — that’s National Poetry Writing Month. At NaPoWriMo.net, you’ll find links to other participating writers and their poetry. AND daily writing prompts for inspiration to write your own poems. Check them out.
I’m so looking forward to your comments– it doesn’t have to be about the poem. Write anything, share the name of your favorite poet or poem, write about the weather, whatever! And thanks for reading.
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Photo credit: Vintage postcard off of Pinterest, and Ricardo Gomez, courtesy of Unsplash.com