I’m Not A Viking, That’s For Damn SURE

 Na/GloPoWriMo 2019 Day 11 Prompt: Not one of my favorites, prompts: SERIOUSLY Do They think everyone has a life- even a crappy one, that you can express in a beautifully crafted poem? :We’d like to challenge you to write a poem of origin. Where are you from? Not just geographically, but emotionally, physically, spiritually? Maybe you are from Vikings and the sea and diet coke and angry gulls in parking lots. Maybe you are from gentle hills and angry mothers and dust disappearing down an unpaved road. And having come from there, where are you now?

I came from nothing

I going nowhere

I am  from the worst house on the street

surrounded by fences topped with

jagged barbs called ‘words’.


I am from the town of

‘Settled For Less”

hidden in the county of

” Good For Nothing.”

I came from nowhere

and I am going nowhere

that’s where I am from

and that’s where I  will stay.


8 thoughts on “I’m Not A Viking, That’s For Damn SURE

    • Being honest in art is hard, you can dress up the ugliness and enter it in a beauty contest and win.

      Or you can leave it as it is- ugly but beautiful in its own true way

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