GloPoWriMo: Day 1

GloPoWriMo: Day 1

Yesterday was the closing night of Shakespeare: War Play which has been a ton of fun but has meant that the quantity of my writing has been a bit slower since Christmas.  Obviously it hasn’t left me tired enough because now it’s time for GloPoWriMo, which is actually one of my favourite times of the year.  Last year’s has led me to work on a themed poetry collection which will hopefully be ready for release next year, but for now, the Day 1 prompt was to write a Kay-Ryan-esque poem: with short, tight lines, rhymes interwoven throughout, maybe an animal or two, and a sharp little philosophical conclusion.  Hopefully this just about covers it.  The content was inspired by various conversations I’ve had recently about ambition, encouragement and sloths.

Slothful Determination

Watch the sloth
climb up the
tree to the top.
Slow and
steady. Higher and
higher until he’s
ready to stop.
Cough cough
interrupts your wandering
thoughts and view
of the sloth near
the top caught
between two branches.
You’ll never make
it if you don’t
learn to listen
they tell you
Daily reproach.
Nod silently.
Turn around
slowly just as
the sloth
reaches the top
and smiles down
at you.
Got there
in the end.

Copyright, D M Day, 2017


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