Prose For Thought – NaPoWriMo Day 18

Thank you once again to all who linked to Prose For Thought last week with their original poetry and prose. We are regularly attracting new poetry linkers and inspiring those who do not normally put pen to paper in this way to write – and they are doing a fantastic job.  I think there are many who are surprising themselves at what they can do with a little bit of inspiration. I hope that the fact that I am (so far) managing to stick to NaPoWriMo and written 18 poems in 18 days is helping too! (If you would like to see the other poems I’ve written just search my blog for NaPoWriMo).

This weeks Prose For Thought poem is little different to the norm. I wanted to play with words that rhyme and see if I could place them in such a way to make sense. It was an interesting concept that came to me yesterday afternoon when driving to get Grace from school. As usual I had to stop the car to sit and type it into my phone so I didn’t forget! The result – finished just after midnight! – is below.

Life Should be This


A celebration

Strange sensation


No extermination


Walk in the park

Lark in the dark

Hark! Are you stark?

Speak soft, don’t bark

Go make your mark


Don’t act the fool

Some kind of mule

Don’t be a tool

Play by the rule

Cease the duel


Hit not miss

Hug and kiss

Mrs not miss

Not sad, just bliss

Life should be this


© Victoria Welton 18th April 2013

I would really love and appreciate your comments below – and please, go and visit and comment on, the poems from the people who link up :)

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  1. April 19, 2013 / 1:59 pm

    I like this. It is catchy and contains lots of advice for life in it. I’ve linked up to this and to #PoCoLo. Badges and all! Hope it’s not a prob that my linkup is a whole linky though! Thanks for hosting. xx

    • Victoria
      April 19, 2013 / 12:15 pm

      Thanks Sarah, so pleased you like it 🙂 x

  2. April 18, 2013 / 10:02 pm

    Victoria you clever lady… Love the last 2 lines x
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    • Victoria
      April 19, 2013 / 12:16 pm

      Thanks Helen, that’s really kind 🙂 xx

  3. My Little Rays of Sunshine
    April 18, 2013 / 7:07 pm

    Lovely – my favourite’s the last verse. I should try this!

    • Victoria
      April 19, 2013 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 x

  4. Mrs Teepot
    April 18, 2013 / 1:42 pm

    The rhythm is excellent. Another top poem!
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    • Victoria
      April 19, 2013 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you so much lovely 🙂 x

    • Victoria
      April 19, 2013 / 12:22 pm

      Thanks lovely xx

    • Victoria
      April 19, 2013 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you xx

  5. April 18, 2013 / 9:20 am

    Another fab poem. I really like the style. We were doing something very similar with the children at the dinner table last night and had lots of fun. I love ‘speak soft, don’t bark’. Brill. xx
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    • Victoria
      April 19, 2013 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you so much lovely – it is a great way to help kids with words 🙂 xx

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