NaPoWriMo 2013 – Day 2

NaPoWriMo Cento

NaPoWriMo Cento (Photo credit: juliejordanscott)

Here we are – Day 2. Day 1’s poetry went off without a hitch. Today is promising to be equally fruitful. Over at NaPoWriMo, we are being asked to write a poem that tells a lie or is made up of all lies.

I will admit that this is not the most fluid poem I have ever written. It is somewhat stunted as all lies are in the eventuality of time.

Original Lie

By: Meena Rose

You can’t.
You won’t.
You are just not good enough.

Stop right now.
I will tell on you – you’re
Not good enough;
A dreamer – devoid of
Reality, actually you’re emotional;

Yes. That is it.
That is exactly why
You must color inside the line;
Keep looking straight ahead –
Walk the straight and narrow

On a proscribed path which
Offers no detours or bypasses;
A path of confined mediocrity
In the name of human advancement.

8 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2013 – Day 2

  1. claudsy

    Oh, good one, Meena. I never saw anything like that coming. And it never entered my mind to write about an actual lie told to me or about me. Amazing, isn’t it, how any forms lies come in?

    • Glad you liked it… no matter how I had wanted to steer this prompt away from and into the land of the whimsical (moon made of cheese), it kept coming back to a personal lie.

      • claudsy

        It obviously had an element that needed attention. So many times verse does that to me. I can understand that struggle.

        It was good, regardless.

  2. Chris Durietz

    Sigh. I know this lie all too well. It’s such a horrible lie, its true colors have to be shown. Such a lie can make one a true rebel. Good one, Meena!

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