A to Z Challenge,  Blog,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

Gee, She Apologized!

I’m really sorry. Sometimes you just can’t resist going with the obvious. It’s just too easy. Someone has to do it.

Today’s Blogging A to Z ย letter is G (if you haven’t been keeping up). I actually had to think about this one because today’s NaPoWriMo is to write a palinode. A palinode is a retraction of a statement you made in another earlier poem. A reversal of opinion you might say, but in poetic form. If in one poem you said that the blue sky made you feel happy, you might write a palinode that says that the blue sky now makes you feel sad.

In my case, I knew exactly which poem to choose for my palinode. But, hang it all, there’s that letter G thing to attend to. So, I did what any poet with young children would do…I went and found the children’s dictionary and began looking up G words. And I found one. So, without further ado, my palinode.

Have a great Wednesday!

xo Jesi



A Genuine Apology to the Apple

By Jessica Scott


I gave two cents of common sense,

But in my defense

I really do like apples.


I like them all big and small,

Especially in the fall,

Nice juicy apples.


I like them red and baked in bread,

Like I said

I really like them apples.


Theyโ€™re good for your health, they might bring you wealth,

But maybe not stealth,

You really should eat apples.


So do not think or make a stink

That Iโ€™m a finkโ€ฆ

Because I really do like apples.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Ofโ€ฆ. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they arenโ€™t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


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