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I obviously gave up on NaBloPoMo for the month. I fell asleep early one night reading to my daughter. So, then I decided I deserved a weekend off, and now, it’s Tuesday… But, I am still trying to catch up with the Poem a Day Challenge, so the next week will be a spree. Big family weekend coming up, of course, but I think I can, I think I can…

Monday was my birthday, and the prompt was “Rebirth”. I am a huge fan of irony 😉  Robert Lee Brewer also gave us a quick lesson on the Villanelle form, which was new to me so I took it on. I think that traditionally, the form may be a little more lighthearted than mine is, but what can I say? That’s where I was at…

4/20

I was born on this April day
which brings pain for so many
and others mark in their own way.

There are no words that truly say
how it can feel for any
person born on this April day.

I think of people left to pray
for the souls lost in Germany
and others marked the same way.

Think of children who could not play
in Waco, Colorado and many
other places marked in other ways.

Every Spring, I enter the gray,
reflect and then live again. See—
I was born on an April day
that others mark in their own way.

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