70: POETRY FOR 30 DAYS IN APRIL DAY 17



Project Details

Hello friend, I am Timothy Kimo Brien, head instigator at Create Art Podcast where we help you to tame the inner critic and create more than we consume. Every year in April National Poetry Writing Month occurs, this is a challenge to write 30 poems in 30 days and comes from the NaPoWriMo site. When you participate you are given a prompt every day for 30 days and you can choose to follow the prompt or not. Each prompt has a commentary with it and a style of poetry that you may not be familiar with. I enjoy it because it stretches my creative muscles and helps me organize my thoughts. I also really enjoy a good challenge. There is also an opportunity to read other people’s work as they post on their websites and for you to comment on their work, giving them encouragement or offering a suggestion. Care to join me on this journey?

Day 17 Prompt

And now, our (optional) prompt. I’ve seen some fairly funny twitter conversations lately among poets who are coming to terms with the fact that they keep writing poems about the moon. For better or worse, the moon seems to exert a powerful hold on poets, as this large collection of moon-themed poems suggests. Today, I’d like to challenge you to stop fighting the moon. Lean in. Accept the moon. The moon just wants what’s best for you and your poems. So yes – write a poem that is about, or that involves, the moon.

Day 17 Poem

Dropping Trow

In the early days

Of my rebellion

I’d drive around town

In the shag carpeted van

And on occasion

When I’d let one of my followers drive

I’d perch up in my captains chair

Loosen my pants

And plant my cheeks firmly against the glass

Aimed at unsuspecting motorists

Who happened my way

Bathing them in the full light

Of my generously hirsute ass

While living above a vacuum cleaner store

And a poor mans strip club

With no less than 5 lesbian couples

We would entertain ourselves

In my little red clown car

Packing as many as we could

And seeing who could

Cause the most accidents

Or receive the most toots from car horns

As they would show the world

Their nether regions for free

Now as a father of two very precocious children

I wonder when they beginning the journey

Of being driven by chips

If they will decide

That it’s a good idea

To take after their father

And plant their glutinous Maximus

On the window

Just as I drive by

Reaching Out

To reach out to me, email timothy@createartpodcast.com I would love to hear about your journey and what you are working on. If you would like to be on the show or have me discuss a topic that is giving you trouble write in and lets start that conversation.

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