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NaPoWriMo Poem Day 26 ~~~ Sam

(c) JLPhillips 2013,
(c) JLPhillips 2013,


Eight pounds of funny character
Sam is a force to be accounted for
Black and white bundle of love
He fits in my life just like a glove
Toys he has, but doesn’t like to share
The cats look at that like a dare

They steal his food and his play things
Until he gets mad and then what a fling!
Sam chases them off, till the next time
He waits patiently, while they plot their crime

Get along, please?

I followed (or tried to) the prompt for today at the NaPoWriMo’s website:

Today’s prompt is the curtal sonnet, a  fourteen line sonnet. It has a first stanza of six lines, followed by a second stanza of four, and then closes with a half-line. The form was invented in the 1800s by Gerard Manley Hopkins, who used it in his famous poem “Pied Beauty”. So for today, I challenge you to give the curtal sonnet a whirl. It doesn’t need to rhyme — though it can if you like — and feel free to branch out beyond iambic pentameter. Happy writing!


I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

16 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Poem Day 26 ~~~ Sam

  1. All I can say is awwwwwwww. Also I’m no expert but that seems to fit the prompt very nicely and you get extra points for affectionately writing about your pet 🙂


      1. I feel exactly the same Jackie, that’s why I wrote haikus yesterday! I’m writing a poem now though that could easily be a song although I am using the tune of another one to write it – sneaky old me! Keep up the good work, as you said you only have to think of four more. I may have to write another couple of sequels to poems I’ve already written. I also wish I could have done more collaborations this month to tak the edge off. Still, there will always be time afterwards 🙂


        1. I will probably end with Haikus, as they are fairly easy to do. Poetry is usually not my thing, but I learned a lot this month. 🙂


  2. Hi Jackie! Nice job on the curtal sonnet. 🙂 Really cute – and so is Sam. Have you been enjoying writing poetry? I think you’re a natural at it!

    Hope you are well, we are in the throes of making a new writing space for me upstairs (where it’s quiet). It will be a nook in the bedroom/playroom we are “remodeling” for Maddie. The room will be pink!


    1. Maddie!!!! Wow, a pink writing nook! You go girl!! I owe you an email lady!
      Thanks about the poetry, I’m trying 🙂
      I’m doing great! Will email you soon!


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