Well, That Didn’t Go As Planned

 

Do you know what the funniest part of this prompt is? The suggestions are longer then what I wrote, because you know, I blew it.

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 14: Write a poem that incorporates homophones, homographs, and homonyms, or otherwise makes productive use of English’s ridiculously complex spelling rules and opportunities for mis-hearings and mis-readings.

Let’s play homonyms everyone

let’s show this silly language of ours who’s boss!

Uh-oh  wait

or is it whose

no wait it’s who’s,

I will not google this, I will not google this,

damn it I’m going to google it

and

then (or is it than?)

I’ll play homonyms too

and I will

show this silly language of ours ( our’s? ) who is BOSS!

Here’s To Fear

 

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 13:Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something mysterious and spooky


Of all the nightmares

that have ever been dreamt

of all of the ghosts and ghouls and monsters

and that thing my Grandmother

has hidden in her attic

 

Of all  the phantoms wandering down foggy roads

of all of the neglected corpses crying from their unmarked graves

of all of the basements hiding secrets that won’t stay dead

I dare any of them to spend five minutes

inside of my head.

Photo A.M. Moscoso