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NaPoWriMo Poem Day 30 ~~ It’s Been Fun but I Got to Run!

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It’s Been Fun but I Got to Run!


I’ve learned so much this month of April
Poem writing for me was such a gamble
A poet I’m not, at least that’s what I thought
So I decided to join NaPoWriMo

I learnt about alliteration, quatrain, metaphor
Tanka, Irony, Blank verse, and Doggerel
Name Poem, Free Verse, Terza Rima,
Falling Meter, Quatrain, metaphor

My mind was a whirl with all these terms
A poet I was not I thought it’d been reaffirmed
Stubborn I am, so I sat down to learn
And wrote every day and thought I did discern
A slight improvement within my words

I wrote a poem every day for a month
Proud I didn’t back down once
Today is the end of the challenge
Tho I’m so glad I took the plunge

Now it’s time to say good-bye
To all the poems, my how time flies
I had a blast and was taught so much
But think I’ll stick to my Β fiction stories

It’s been fun, but I got to run!
All I can say now is I’m damn glad it’s done!



Today is the last day of NaPoWriMo and I’m really proud of myself that I didn’t quit and finished the month out. This poem is my way of saying good-bye to the challenge. I enjoyed myself, but now it’s time to go back to my first love, fiction short stories. Thank you all for coming along on my ride. See you next month!


15 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Poem Day 30 ~~ It’s Been Fun but I Got to Run!

  1. Well done Jackie – absolutely superb! Fantastic that you made it all the way through and managed to give a great summary of the preceeding month. Yes, take a rest, you’ve definitely earned it!


  2. Congratulations my friend!! You did it (as my 4 y.o. granddaughter would say)!! And you became a better and better poet!


  3. Jackie, congrats. I admire those of you who took on this enormous challenge. It must feel good not only to be finished but to have accomplished this feat! Happy writing!


  4. It’s been a great month of poetic adventures. Congrats for sticking it out iv enjoyed reading πŸ™‚


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