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#NaPoWriMo2019 – Day 30: ‘Never, Never, Never’

(Published a month late for reasons).

Never, Never, Never
 
As time aches on, I more and more think,
this country needs to be burned to its bare foundations.
 
We’ve always been a damp racist mess
but were meant to be painstakingly getting better.
 
A foolish thought, though, let’s be real;
xenophobic islands don’t change their rocks that easy,
 
not when it’s oh so much simpler
to lay blame on the mainland for our self-inflictions.
 
Soon just a rock in a lonely sea
pathetic but now independent, apparently,
 
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#NaPoWriMo2019 – Day 29: ‘Fledgling’

(Published a month late for reasons).

Fledgling
 
Fledgling flutterball, just chase that butterfly,
collide with who I assume is your sibling
and forget the insect for a fleeting fight.
Now is the best time in your life for quibbling,
when you’re freer as a bird now than you’ll
ever be again. My garden’s a cruel
place to grow up, fleeing from outside-cats each
day, so make the most few flighty weeks.

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#NaPoWriMo2019 – Day 27: ‘All the Good Things’

(Published a month late for reasons).

All the Good Things
 
Life’s gonna shovel
a shitload of shit
at times when there’s no doubt
you do not deserve it.
So might I quickly
take a quick moment
and speak with asserted
assurance to note that
You deserve all the good things,
just all the good things for you.
 
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#NaPoWriMo2019 – Late Poems

Shortly to be published following this post are the last four poems from National Poetry Writing Month 2019. I was meant to write these at the end of April but things became rather busy all of a sudden in that last week, which coincided with a patch of writer’s block that I wasn’t able to shake until now.

I’m a bit disappointed  in for not keeping to writing them at the time like I was meant to, but I have written them now, and I’m a strong believer in Better Late Than Never. It’s pretty much my life’s motto by this point. 

Gotta keep on writing, folks, even if it takes a while to get round to it sometimes. 🙂