Who Knows

poem about taking risks
photo by Jake Gaviola 

Run with scissors
Ink your beloved’s name across your heart
Swim with sharks
Know that it may go wrong (but it may go right – who knows…)

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Daily Request

‘That’s a good fairy,’
Kiddo rules.
‘Draw me another.’

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Thank you NaPoWriMo for introducing me to the lune – my new favourite form – at the beginning of the month.

Annotated Fortune Cookie Wisdom

Wildly optimistic predictions:
You will live long and enjoy life.
You will soon witness a miracle.
If your cookie still in one piece, buy lotto; lucky numbers: 4, 12, 24, 30, 40, 44

‘scuse me?
Good beginning is half done.
Life to you is a bold and dashing responsibility.
In evrything there is a piece of truth.But a piece.

Passive-aggressive self-help claptrap:
Stop thinking about the road not taken and pave over the one you did.
The harder the fall, the higher the bounce.
Your life will prosper only if you acknowledge your faults and work to reduce them.

What is it with doors?
You can open doors with your charm and patience.
Jealousy doesn’t open doors, it closes them!
Patience is a key to joy.

Nonsense lines that only sound deep (but aren’t):
True wisdom is found in happiness.
A short pencil is usually better than a long memory any day.
A ship in harbour is safe, but that’s not why ships are built.

Yeah, okay:
Never spit against the wind.
Remember the fate of the early Worm.
Ignore previous cookie.

 

(written for NaPoWriMo, day 13: a poem inspired by fortune cookies. All supposed words of wisdom as found on Fortune Cookie Message (including typos and grammatical errors).)

Archiving

If she knew how
much she’ll want to
lose these memories,
would she still
try
to archive
every single moment?

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If you’re wondering what’s going on here, this month I’m writing short poems combining NaPoWriMo and CampNaNo while I’m trying to finish a novel. The last few days, the poems were closely related to my story – I shall try to make them a bit less dependant on knowing all of the plot. How did I do?