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Poetry Challenge 2024

Oh my gosh!!! Time is flying past so fast. I can not believe we are already in April! But since we are here. You know what that means. Yes that’s right, a 30 day Poetry writing challenge. Whoop! Whoop!

Now you know I gotta start the month off right. So here is the first poem that I have written to start the challenge:


The story of a boy

Because it was always a boy,

Who through pain and hardship

Overcame and found a way

For his people to thrive.

Away from rival tribes

And greedy avarice eyes.

Building home and hearth

Over the wide river’s trough.

That housed man and beast

And even a couple of trees.

Through the hiding of seeds.

He made a way for his tribe

To live and thrive 

Sealing his story for all of time.

Until read by a girl

Who loved Indian stories

And wanted to know what life was like

Before the new world was exploited and explored. (4/1/2024)

This poem was crafted thanks to the prompt provided through the NaPoWriMo site. The prompt was “write – without consulting the book – a poem that recounts the plot, or some portion of the plot, of a novel that you remember having liked but that you haven’t read in a long time,” NaPoWriMo. 

The book that came immediately to mind was The First Lake Dwellers by Chester G. Osborne. I remember being enraptured by the story and characters in this book. Especially as during my early years I was fascinated by Native Americans. If you want to learn more about just how the poem fits in with the story then read the book.

I plan to continue using the NaPoWriMo site to encourage a challenge for my creative brain cells. You, of course, are welcome to join. Additionally, you can submit your creations in the comments below or share your journey on creating poems.

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