November Poem a Day (PAD) Challenge 2023: Day 1
So, like, I’ve been taking a poetry class – a poetry writing class, that is, and I have rekindled my love of writing poems 40+ years after I wrote poems as an angsty teenager and early university student. Writer’s Digest has this November PAD challenge, because you know it’s NaNoWriMo month as well, but poetry for some bizarre reason doesn’t count as a novel. Yeah, well, we will show them. Although really, what I am interested in is pursuing poetry as memoir.
So, this November I will be presenting to you a month of daily poems as memoir, little ditties to tell you about my day or my thoughts during the day, whatever. Of course I hope you enjoy them, but it’s ok if you don’t. Just move on to the next blog in your list.
Day one is to write a Declaration Poem. I am choosing to make a list for this project. Here goes (still a work in progress).
Why I don’t get more sleep
- Decide to go to bed
- Kitten jumps onto lap
- Stay put so not to disturb
- Kitten leaves
- Get into bed
- Check email
- Check Facebook
- Check Instagram
- Check email again
- Open Kindle to read
- Search books until you find something you want to read ignoring the hundreds of books that you have in your TBR list
- Read until you wake up realizing you have fallen asleep while reading but have kept turning pages and no longer remember where you were when you fell asleep
- Sigh loudly before closing both your device and your eyes
- Lie in bed worrying that you have to get up in less than six hours, five and a half hours, five hours…