Page Of Reality: A Blitz Poem for #OctPoWriMo Day 13


If you love to write poetry, you love a good poetry challenge, and you are missing April’s NaPoWriMo then you are in the right place. There are now multiple Novel writing months it is past time we added another Poetry month. October is a great time to challenge poets to a poem a day for thirty one days.

This October, I’m also focusing on gratitude, so each of my poems will use the daily prompt, and deal in some way with thankfulness. Come join me on this poetic journey – and feel free to comment, or link your own poems.

I’m way behind in posting, so this is the prompt from October 13, even though today is actually the 27th – 14 days after the 13th. I subscribe to the concept that it’s better (way) late than never…and it makes me both grateful and happy to finally be posting this. =)

The October 13 prompt  is to write a poem about what I’m willing to risk in my writing, and what I hope to gain…I also accepted the challenge to make this a Blitz poem – definitely my favorite of the forms I explored last year!

Page Of Reality

Writing on the wall

Writing on the page

Page in my journal

Page of indelible ink

Ink flowing from my pen

Ink recording my life

Life as it happens

Life glorious and raw

Raw and abraded moments

Raw power in the words

Words that claim my life

Words that claim my truth

Truth I can look back on

Truth with which to grow

Grow past the hitting

Grow into myself

Myself there in my words

Myself revealed and naked

Naked on the page

Naked and strong

Strong memories burn

Strong structure sustains

Sustains me in memory

Sustains me as I learn

Learn to accept my past

Learn to change my now

Now the only moment

Now the only magic

Magic in the concrete

Magic of going deep

Deep truths of my soul

Deep dreams delved

Delved for the knowing

Delved for their beauty

Beauty of revealed life

Beauty of life imperfect

Imperfect words unfinished

Imperfect exposure of my soul

Soul that is tucked within

Soul no longer safely hidden

Hidden behind blue eyes

Hidden within my skin

Skin the thin shell

Skin offers no shelter

Shelter an illusion

Shelter conceals reality

Reality in the writing

Reality is the goal



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And find more risky poetry at OctPoWriMo!

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