National Poetry Month 2016

Back in 2016 I really wanted to write a poem everyday to honor one of my favorite art forms. I actually managed to do it! I posted them on my old blog in 5 parts but I’ve decided to post them all here. You can read one per day or just binge read them all whatever you prefer and check back often for new poetry!

April 1st:

You need not vibrant lips

to speak of vibrant things

Just something in your heart

that makes it want to sing


April 2nd:

When days are dreary it’s hard to see

the joy your life can manifest

So close your eyes and listen for

The dream your heart wants to confess


April 3rd:

A face that’s lined with destinations

Past and yet to come

Lined with joy and consternation

That have and shall be done


April 4th:

Now that spring has donned her crown

And kissed our heavy brow

We shall take our steps through awakened worlds

And conquer them somehow


April 5th:

His smile somehow made the sadness disappear

and blossom with intense pain

at the same time


April 6th:

Sleep prevents my thoughts

And thoughts prevent my sleep

What a time to recollect

the secrets that I keep


April 7th:

The teeth that grit

That jaw that sets

A heart forgives

But ne’er forgets


April 8th:

A day that holds unbridled joy

An end that makes beginnings

There’s finally time to rest your mind

And celebrate your winnings


April 9th:

When you are crying for one you miss

Be sure to count your tears

Let each recall a moment of joy

You felt when they were near


April 10th:

If bending down to touch your toes

Is something you can’t fathom

At least be thankful of the fact

That you even have them


April 11th:

When taking in a wonder

Our eyes are very clever

They blink so we’re reminded

That nothing lasts forever


April 12th:

His love is bigger than my sorrow

His joy is bigger than my pain

His laughter is a voice that bellows

Love’s most perfect of its refrains


April 13th:

I don’t always find it easy

To come up with a verse

But I know if I didn’t

My life would be much worse


To see my  pain on paper

Made up of all these letters

Gives lightness to the hurting

And makes me feel much better


April 14th:

When they finally see you

And the way that you shine

They’ll know of a wonder

That none can define


April 15th:

I realize this statement

Will just seem like conjecture

But I bet the fur of unicorns

Is the most sublime of textures


April 16th:

When the need to fly embraces you

When a passion burns within

Unleash it with tenacity

To scare away life’s din


April 17th:

Worries that hide in the deepest recesses

Snowballing forth with the smallest of stresses

You, their creator hath nothing to fear

For ‘tis you that accepts that the worry sleeps here


April 18th:

“I can’t stop now”

Oh yes you can

Or better still

I’ll lend a hand


April 19th:

Each day I am grateful

For those select figures

Who have crossed my horizon

And made it much bigger


April 20th:

She laughed

because she didn’t know just what else she could do

She smiled

because the pain she felt was so profoundly true


April 21st:

Your smile is in a dialect

That only you’ve created

But luckily it is the phrase

most easily translated


April 22nd:

Sometimes art flows like the seas

Destroying what the past had built

It runs you through with joy and pain

Until your heart can feel the hilt


April 23rd:

Yesterday is not worth chasing

That piece of time’s expired

Instead find what will make today

Feel equally inspired


April 24th:

What grounded the fair butterfly

No gentle breeze in spring?

Alas though winds were plentiful

She’d forgotten she had wings


April 25th:

The azure of evening

Brings comfort and cool

And the stars blink to life

In an e’re deepening pool


April 26th:

Keep skipping down the sidewalks

Keep dancing in the street

Your love for life is moving

so much more than your feet


April 27th:

My muscular memory

Recalls still the motions

Of flying in dreams

Across endless oceans


April 28th:

When one tends to vociferate

They care not which ears shatter

Alas the message they proclaim

Is akin to so much clatter


April 29th:

My eyes on the horizon

I’m sinking with the sun

but the moon comes to remind me

my day is far from done


April 30th:

Don’t forfeit your whimsy

keep singing your song

for someday the world

may be singing along

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