NaPoWriMo #15 – 8 Words

Welcome to Writing Prompt Pit Stop! We’re halfway through the month, it’s Day 15 of NaPoWriMo already! I played with words from the April PAD Challenge today instead of using the other prompt of “doubling up” – if I was really feeling clever I would  have combined both, but I wasn’t feeling it today. This is “a poem” where I used all eight words (they are in italics), when I could have just used four…and I suppose it could be considered an “American Haiku.” Anyway, here is my poem, “The Ballot,” the prompt used, and the NaPoWriMo prompt that I will also save for later:

The Ballot

The vessel was a flat piece of paper,
a blacklist of lavish ringleaders:
gaudy politicians, long in the tooth.

The Day 15 PAD Challenge prompt:

Somehow, we’ve already Bon Jovi’d our way to the half-way there mark of this challenge. Let’s make it the rest of the way home.

For today’s prompt, write a poem with at least four of the following eight words:

  1. flat
  2. ring
  3. lavish
  4. vessel
  5. paper
  6. blacklist
  7. gaudy
  8. tooth

Of course, ambitious poets will immediately try using all eight words, but four will do if you’re just trying to get through today’s prompt.

The Day 15 NaPoWriMo prompt:

Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make doubles the theme of the poem, by writing, for example, about mirrors or twins, or simply things that come in pairs. Or you could double your doublings by incorporating things-that-come-in-twos into both your subject and form.

If you get anything to share, post below in comments!

Keep writing!


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