Day 9 #OctPoWriMo and #FOWC – Breaking Boundaries with Dignity

Octpowrimo’s theme is breaking boundaries and FOWC’s word is dignity.

I don’t think my brain followed the path that was intended. But I used the form Diamante This diamond-shaped poem always has seven lines. Click Diamante to see how it is supposed to be constructed. I also had several other thoughts that I wrote down.

High, Thick
Surrounding, Enclosing, Crumbing
Watching, Opening, Shattering
Transparent, Unshuttered


Breaking or keeping boundaries requires dignity.
I had no boundaries
People walked all over me
I gained some dignity
Spoke my truth
Boundaries are now fluid
Closed when needed
Yielding at other times


Posting, Trolling
Boundaries, None
Dignity, Pretentious
Quiet, Loudness
Silence, Justification


Breaking Boundaries
Positive vs Negative
Vulnerable vs Word Vomit
Dignity vs Pretentious
Speaking up vs Angry defense

Do you think I covered the title of Breaking Boundaries with Dignity?


^Water Boundary (Dam Door)^


Day 7 #OctPoWriMo2020 – Growing Pains

Our prompt questions and words given to us are as follows:

  • What are you going through right now? What can you learn from it? What have you endured in the past that taught you something about yourself?
  • Word Prompts: Pain, Growth, Learning, Finding yourself
    One of the Suggested Poetry Types: Triolet. [A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines.]

I came up with two poems. Not sure the second one fits the theme, yet it does.


Life is like a bed of roses
Full of thorns and pretty flowers
Lessons learned can cure neurosis
Life is like a bed of roses
Accepting life is the diagnosis
Spending lots and lots of hours
Life is like a bed of roses
Full of thorns and pretty flowers

The Pandemic

This pandemic is a killer
Always wear your mask
This is not a sci-fi thriller
This pandemic is a killer
The president is a swindler
He'll never learn to stay on task
This pandemic is a killer
Always wear your mask