NaPoWriMo Poetry

Beginning To Play Catch Up

Yet another post for today in an attempt to try and play catch up with NaPoWriMo. So, this would be Day 7’s prompt which was to write a tritina. (Click the link for an explanation.) It’s fairly simple. There’s no rhyme scheme or syllable length, which makes it seem easy to write, but it’s seeming simplicity is what makes it appear difficult. Truly, the only difficulty I had was in putting the sentences together to tell the story I see in my head.

And now, I’m off to begin my day which is going to be ridiculously busy.

Happy Friday everyone!

xo Jesi

 

Hospital Waiting Rooms

By Jesi Scott

 

They promised there would be no tears

as she was rolled away beyond the doors,

a hopeful smile tremulous on her face.

 

If only now he could touch her face

where once he wiped away her tears.

If only he could follow her beyond the doors.

 

He sits there now outside the doors;

witness the broken promise on his face;

the salt tracks of evidence left by his tears

 

stain her face beyond the doors, though, she shed no tears.

Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

One Reply to “Beginning To Play Catch Up

  1. Hi,thats a good attempt for a tritina.And good luck with you catchup game 😉
    I too have to catch up for the sundays,that way maybe i can try these prompts; apart from my theme for this month.

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