Thursday, April 25

# 25

What A Carry On

The thirty days in April
must have gone to all our heads -
"Go write a poem every day!"
was what somebody said.
But I wish I'd added on this thought
"What could we do instead?"

"Most anything" did someone say?
Yet here we are, day after day
churning out poetic verse -

what a carry on!

For some, it's gone from bad to worse
but at least we'll soon be done.
So in the meantime, I will say
"Come on folks. Carry on!"

Although I had already scheduled a post for this morning, an unexpected discovery of the words 'Carry on' at Poetry Jam, had me rushing to slot in this early morning offering - no offense meant, fellow NaPoRiMo fanatics! LOL

23 comments:

  1. Just a thought, but why not put this one on ice until Day 30? And you know my view . . churning out a poem a day - to prove a point which totally escapes me anyway - doesn't do our writing any good at all.

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    1. As I’m urging bods to ‘Carry On’, it won’t be much use on day 30! It might not do ‘our’, or my, writing any good, but it is a bit of fun. You know - F.U.N - stuff we do with no rhyme or reason, as the phrase goes!

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  2. Great fun - and it's quite a challenge to fulfil, so well done. In my view, any writing serves a purpose.

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    1. Indeed - even it it's only keeping us out of mischief, eh Jabblog?!

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  3. Yes it is fun...and I am enjoying reading
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. Bless you for being such an avid reader. LOL

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  4. yes, there is not enough bad verse in the world...the daily discipline is good though

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    1. Way I see it, I'd say the world is awash with bad verse! Hehehe!

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  5. My thoughts exactly! LOL. Truth be said, it can get a bit tiring. Don't think I'll be doing NaPo next year. It would be one addiction too many, wouldn't it? (*As I'm getting addicted to your poetry, Jinksy.*)

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    1. There aren't many days I don't write some kind of verse somewhere, even if not on this blog, so it's an all year round occupation for me, anyway. I hold my hand up to being addicted to words - and as my parents saw fit to name me Pen, I had no chance!

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  6. Yes, this definitely has been a month of carrying on for sure! But there are worse ways to spend time for sure. I figure that if a person never writes a 'bad' poem probably he/she would never have written a 'good' poem either; and the 'good'poems make it all worth while!! And actually I doubt anyone has regretted completing a poem, even a 'bad' one, as each poem is a bit of the person expressed. And that is no small thing.

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    1. Goodness, I never thought my meanderings today would have called forth such a little 'discussion group' amongst my faithful comment-leavers! What fun!

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  7. It is a bit crazy, isn't it? All worth it, the celebration of poetry.

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    1. In my case, 'crazy' goes with the territory. LOL

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  8. Ah! If only I could come up with a few worth carrying!

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  9. I love this! Somehow I've managed to post 26 poems, working today on 27! I'm way ahead of the game.

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  10. What a fun read this is! Yup - we carry on!

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  11. It will soon be May - and even more fun!

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    1. Is there something special destined to happen in May, then? :)

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  12. Hah, very clever & cute. All these poets pouring out their hearts without time to refill them... a carry on, indeed. This made me smile.

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    1. But doesn't life refill our hearts every day, in different ways? Now, imagination or inspiration, that may be something else again - liable to fluctuate according to mood...

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  13. I'm impressed by everyone who is meeting the 30 day challenge. Not sure I could have done it! Carry on - you're almost there!

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  14. I am a dry well sometimes, so a 'write a poem a day discipline' doesn't serve me well, but I do like the idea of playing with words and phrases every day in some capacity ... your poetic advice is clever and fun, as well as motivating, Jinksy! It's nice to meet you here in the poetry jam!

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