NaPoWriMo 2020 · Poems

NaPoWriMo: Dare

And here is my second entry. Let’s hope it’s good…hehe…look, I can be funny.

All right. The second day upon NaPoWriMo is upon us and I have decided I am quite mad or insane. Mostly because I wrote the poem at an unearthly hour, but hey, live and learn? (Except I don’t learn.)

Either way, let’s move on to today’s prompt for NaPoWriMo! My own prompt list below.

Prompt pic (March 11, 2020)

Aha…we’re going on to Tricia Mingerink’s Blades of Acktar theme (just for the record, READ HER BOOKS, TOO)! Specifically, the one inspired by the first book Dare AND the author’s blog post on her titles. So, I give you…”Dare.”

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I’m bold, I’m brave,
I’m strong enough.
I don’t need salvation,
I don’t need the cross.
So I lift my head;
I will not surrender.
I take up my sins;
I’m good enough.
To bow is weakness,
I will not kneel!
I have conquered all:
The world is mine to wield.
A king, a general,
A hardworking knight–
I stand up to You!
I dare to stand still.

I’m meek, I fear,
I’m not strong enough,
I yearn for salvation,
I reach for the cross.
So I lift my head;
Would you accept my surrender?
I confess my sins;
I’m not good enough.
I bow in my weakness,
I cannot help but kneel!
You have conquered all,
Given me the world to wield!
An heir, a beloved one,
A knight saved by grace–
I stand up to darkness!
I dare to stand still.

I call these types of poems parallel poems. They’re my favorite to write because I like to pretend I made the column format/name up and that previous poems of course had no reflective paralellism.

Also, I’ve only written two of them. The one above and a longer one. So I wonder what that says about my skill and inventiveness?

I also tried to punctuate better. Though I think that was to excuse the bleary-minded ramblings of an insomniac ghost duck.

Either way, this was still super fun and you should read the Blades of Acktar.

That said, bye! Until tomorrow!

Lemon Duck (Jan 21, 2020)

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5 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo: Dare

    1. Awww, thaaaaank you!! :)))) Hehehe, it’s also slightly inspired by Daniel, though. (*conspiratory wink*) (And haaaa, you can be funny too!)


  1. I love this poem. Mine for today doesn’t communicate my point nearly as well… You should share more poetry like this!

    (Also, you have no contact page! But I wanted to ask you something on your contact page! How will I resolve this dilemma? I guess I’ll put a shortened version of it into this comment:
    I’m looking for beta readers for my book Cathedral and I would love you to be one of them.
    There, that wasn’t that hard.
    If that sentence piques your curiosity, you can contact me via my blog contact form to let me know.
    I decided it would be okay to write this here, because even though I’m not informing the general public of my search, the only other person who’s commented so far is Ellery and I’ve invited her too.
    To members of the general public: shoo. You can buy the book when it’s published.)

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    1. AWWWW!!! Thank you so muuuuch!! You’re so sweet! :)) And hehe, I shall keep that in mind!

      (Ah, no quick link. BUt if you put in the /contact at the end of the main url, it should lead you to a contact page. ANDOOOHHH!!! I AM SO DOWN FOR BETA READING YOUR BOOK–ahem, I mean, I would love to!! XDDD. Exactly. Shoo, everyone else. Will contact you on your form!)

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