Sunday, April 14, 2013

NaPoWriMo

We get Sundays off from the A-Z Challenge, but not so for NaPoWriMo. Regina gets honest in today's poem.





The Guilt of Honesty

Looking over a cliff
and if I don't take the first step
I will fall
or be pushed by circumstance
into the jagged rocks below.

 But if I jump
calculate my velocity,
I will hit
the cool water
below,

where I can swim
uninhibited,
free.
Maybe even bask on a rock
cleansing in sun and water,

before I climb
back up the cliff face
inch by inch.

And onto the path
that Leads
Home.

23 comments:

  1. I think this poem could speak for many people and the choice of whether to take the plunge or wait to be pushed into it :)

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    1. Thanks, Trisha! It could be anyone's poem about any situation.

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  2. I know my fears usually keep me from jumping!
    By the way, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you two for a blog award over at my blog today. http://katejarvikbirch.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-liebster-award.html

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  3. Thanks for stopping by the Show Off Blog Party! My co-host Jules from A Dose of Jules is doing the same challenge :). I admire all of you to take it on! I am sometimes stuck just trying to come up with a post to write about. Thanks a bunch for sharing this. It's beautiful!! I hope to see you again next week :)

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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    1. It's been a lot of fun and I do hope to see you again next week ;)

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  4. Instead of defying gravity in the WICKED way, you're taking it into account. Nice!

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  5. Or you could just walk away from the cliff. Another option. Another poem? I am being devil's advocate, perhaps.

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    1. Oh great idea, Nessa. I love that you always look at things another way. So inspiring!

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  6. yea! I'm still trying to post today's poem.....glad we don't have a to z today, but my creative juices are starting to dry up! :(

    Great honesty poem.

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    1. It has been amazing so far but I agree. I am going to be ready for a break after this month is over ;)

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  7. Hello, I am doing NaPoWriMo and A to Z too. Good luck with both! Regina's poem truly is honest. I can relate.

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  8. Better to leap into something new than to be pushed before you are ready. That said, I often wait to long to be ready.

    Thanks for checking out my AtoZ.
    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
    AtoZ #41

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  9. LOVE! This poem is so perfect for me, especially for the fact it talks about water. I was afraid of water, but became more afraid when people tried to teach me. When I finally taught myself, I slowly brought myself to the point where I now love water, and can swim easily. :)

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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  10. A sweet poem for your little friend and his mother.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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