Day 15 #OctPoWriMo 2020 – Perspective

We were asked a lot of questions. The theme I picked is Hell, and that my perspective changed through the years. Deprogramming one’s childhood mind is hard. The form I picked is a Diamante. Writing to make the shape of a diamond. The way to visualize all three rules:

Adjective, Adjective
Verb, Verb, Verb
Noun, Noun, Noun, Noun
Verb, Verb, Verb
Adjective, Adjective

I wrote an antonym diamante.

Awful Torture
Condemned Everlasting Burning
Brimstone Damnation Doctrine Delusion
Questions Disagree Reject
Sobering Affirmative


Day 13 #OctPoWriMo – Thinking Outside the Box

Today is Day 13. We are almost 1/2 way through October already. #OctPoWriMo’s theme for today is Thinking Outside the Box.

Word Prompts: Chains, Freedom, Breakthrough, Open mind, Flight
Suggested Poetry Type: Oddquain (“Oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of seventeen syllables distributed 1, 3, 5, 7, 1in five lines, developed by Glenda L. Hand.”)



In the box

Cat trapped in the box

Help the cat out of the box



Day 12 #OctPoWriMo – Playing

Morgan asks us today to be playful. To remember playing as a child. I tried to write a tongue twister, but none of them worked out.

Then I remembered that I have lots of photos of grandchildren playing. This is one of my favorites that Jim took on that day almost 12 years ago, when two of our children and their families came to the old homestead to tell mom goodbye. The littles didn’t know any better and were able to play outside. At the time, we only had 3 grandchildren. Now we have eight.

Leaves are to play in
Building forts and planting flowers
Grandchildren's final goodbye