My 30 Days Poetry Journey

I am going to be trying something new. I am going to start a “30 Day Poetry Challenge” for myself. Each day for the next thirty days my blog would be flooding with poems. Here is how it's going to be….starting from tomorrow:

Day 1- I will write a poem where each line starts with a letter from my first name (an acrostic). It can be about anything, but it would not be about me or my name.

Day 2- Hmm... The last person I texted? I will write a five line poem to that person.

Day 3- I am going to find the nearest book (of any kind). Turn to page 8(hopefully it will have page 8). I will then use the first ten full words on the page in a poem. I can use them in any order, anywhere in the poem.

Day 4- I will write a haiku. They’re often about nature.

Day 5- I will write a three line poem about lemons without using the following words: lemon, yellow, round, fruit, citrus, tart, juicy, peel, and sour.

Day 6- I will write a poem of any length incorporating every word from my latest Facebook status.

Day 7- I will write a poem using a tree as a metaphor for myself or your life.

Day 8- I will write a cinquain on a topic of my choice.

Day 9- I will jot down four verbs, four adjectives, and four nouns and write a poem using all 12 words.

Day 10- I will pick a one line song lyric to serve as an epigraph to my poem. Then, I will write the poem to accompany it.

Day 11- I will write a list of poems I like.

Day 12- I will tell my life story in 6 words.

Day 13- I will write a short poem that a child would like.

Day 14- I will write a bad poem, make it as lousy as I can, do everything wrong and let myself be awful.

Day 15- I will post a poem (written by someone else) that I love (for any reason).

Day 16- I will respond to the poem I posted on Day 15 with another random poem.

Day 17- I will write a poem that employs a rhyme scheme.

Day 18- I will write a poem without any end rhyme, only internal rhyme.

Day 19-I will choose one of the poems I’ve already written and posted as part of this challenge and re-order it in some way. I can rearrange the lines or stanzas or even words in a line. Think of it as a puzzle!

Day 20- I will write a narrative poem detailing a specific childhood memory.

Day 21- Day 21- I would imagine myself doing any household task/chore, then write a poem about it.

Day 22- I would choose one person I miss and write a poem about the person.

Day 23- I will write a seven line poem that begins with “it’s true that fresh air is good for the body” (from Frank O’Hara’s poem “Ave Maria”) and ends with “this is our body” (from Gary Snyder’s “The Bath”).

Day 24- I will write a poem that’s different in some way from anything I’ve ever written.

Day 25- I will write a number poem that tells a story or a feeling. The last word of every line has to rhyme with the number 1-10.

Day 26- I will write a poem to My Future Husband

Day 27- I will write a poem that begins with the title “The Poem I’d Never Write.”

Day 28- I will write a poem to my Unborn Kids

Day 29- I will briefly research a poetic form of my choice and write a poem according to the rules of that particular form.

Day 30- I will write a poem illustrating the experience of the last thirty days.

Wish me Luck!!

Friends Like Sisters

I just wanted to write you and tell you all  that I am so glad that we became friends. I haven’t had friends that I could tell ANYTHING and not be judged about it. You are my sisters, maybe not by blood but definitely by destiny. You love me for me, and I love you for you.

You are truly the best friends, anyone could ask for.

I just don’t feel that I've thanked you enough for all that you do for me, and all the support you've given me. Especially when I lost my Mom, you were always there through tears and laughter.

I don’t know what I would do without you, TRULY.

You are like family to me, and I truly want to keep it like that..

I don’t want to get all personal or cry about the thought that we all will soon graduate( Oh except temmy :) ) and we have to go through the difficulty of staying friends through distance.

I just feel like you are a total inspiration in my life and I wanted to let you know so.

Thanks for all the great memories, long talks, and laughs. Thanks for being there through my ups and downs. Thanks for being the best friends a girl could have. Thanks for being true, and thanks for being YOU.
I love you so much, thanks for being great friends.

I learned that friendship is not measured by how long you knew each other, but how you stood up and stayed for each other. Thank you, for the trust I'm gonna miss you all so much. I love you. Okay, and just to make it clear, I don't mean I love you in the luvy-duvy love(That would just be creepy) but I mean I love you in a I love you as my friend and sister love. lol

You are my friends like Sisters.

God Only Knows Why

Tears dropped from my eyes today
If only I could see your face for a second
Or hear your laughter over the phone
Would it make things better?
Would I smile harder?
But God only knows why
He had to take you up high

I still stare at the memories we made
The pictures I have but never framed
The letters I wrote but never got to read
Would I be free from this pain?
Would I learn to soar again?
But God only knows why
He had to take you up high

Your lessons are all I have
When the whole world seems dark
Everyone thinking of only themself
Would I make it through this day?
Would I be as strong as you?
But God only knows why
He had to take you up high

 I’m writing all this to you
Even if you are there and not here
I can still feel you right next to me
Would I ever be over this ?
Would I forget your face?
But God only knows why
He had to take you up high