NaPoWriMo #7 – Damehood

NaPoWriMo 2019, Poetry

Hello all! Apologies for having been gone for so long, the last two weeks of university were crazy busy! But also, I’ve been feeling quite anxious about writing recently. Not sure why exactly, but I think I can boil it down to more attention being given to my writing. I’m flattered that there’s been an increase recently in people who enjoy my art and are willing to even publish me or follow my blog, and I thank you deeply for that! But as a naturally anxious person, I equate more attention to more scrutiny which means I end up slipping into avoidance behaviour. Writers block on top of this also hasn’t been helping me at all, lol. Let me know if you guys feel this way too in the comments below – let’s chat! 🙂

So today, I’ve decided to return and challenge myself with NaPoWriMo! For those of you who don’t know NaPoWriMo is National Poetry Writing Month, so every month in April you write a poem, which is what I’m going to be doing for the rest of the month.

Upon my self I bestow damehood, 
for I am the
Not for anything special, 
for getting out of bed
for getting into the shower and choosing to get back out again
for lifitng the spoon to mouth and putting it back down again,
for lifting my spirit out of bed,
telling her good morning
telling her good afternoon
telling her good night
and not just once,
I'm sure the Queen has someone to do these things for her,
but I don't.
So I'll bestow these gifts upon myself.
I'll unwrap each moment 
watch them crystalise before me,
embed them into my sword,
and knight myself 
Dame Priyanka. 

Today’s Prompt:

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?

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