A to Z Challenge,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

Penultimately Yours…

I think I failed today’s poetry prompt. We are supposed to write a review. It can be about anything, which did open up a lot of doors to me since today’s blogging letter of the day is Y. Except, I’m not so sure mine is a review. Although, in my head I see it as one. But that may just be me reaching way far out on that limb. I wrote a villanelle. Think of Dylan Thomas’s Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night. Y’all can sound off in the comments whether or not you think I met my task or not.

xo Jesi


Yin and Yang

By Jessica Scott



Funny how a β€œY” chooses the name,

Making a sun instead of a moon,

Life has a way of changing the game.


Now I take the blame,

My gender not always a boon.

Funny how a β€œY” chooses the name.


But why should another β€œX” be to my shame?

Why must I be the one you impugn?

Life has a way of changing the game.


It seems to me that man’s rise to fame

Is a path he walks with roses strewn,

Funny how a β€œY” chooses the name.


Yet behind that man is always a dame

Who smiles and sings a merry tune.

Life has a way of changing the game.


So, before you think her “yin” to defame,

Remember these words opportune…

Funny how a β€œY” chooses the name,

Life has a way of changing the game.

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 Of…. 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 aren’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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