My poem from day 1 of National Poetry Month.
If you don't know, April is National Poetry Month. Every year, poets come together to write a poem every day of the month!
Like I did last year, I'll be following along with prompts from @AmyKayPoetry on Instagram. Her prompts are always fun, engaging, and I had a great time following along with her in 2020.
For April 1, the prompt was the following: "Throw a party! In Mindy Nettifee, she writes: 'I want to throw a party for the heart-break that turned you into a poet.' So let's do it. Let's throw a party for heartbreak. What would your heartbreak party look like? Write it and credit Nettifee either as an after or in an epigraph."
Below is my poem from the first prompt!
"I want to throw a party for the heart-break that turned you into a poet." - Mindy Nettifee
Every so often,
I grab the
from the highest
cabinet and I toast
the girl who couldn’t
do cartwheels and
hated having her hair
curled. I toast the girl
who took the steps
and fell flat on her
face. Honestly, I only
toast her because she
stood back up. I find
the woman who now
looks back at me in
the mirror. I toast her.
I have a million reasons,
but I finally know
I don’t need one.
About the Creator
Hey there, I'm Jaci Schreckengost.
Here are some pieces of my writing. They're all drafts; some on revision one, some on revision ninety.
You can see more of my work at jacischreckengost.com. I'm also on Instagram @JaciSchreckengost.
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