NaPoWrimo 2021 Day Five

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The challenge today was to write a poem that mirrored another by keeping the form and using the same beginning letter of each line. I chose “A hawk from a handsaw” by Rebecca Morgan Frank.

Honor from Haste

Those who cloak themselves in certainty
care not for reality but revel in
praise. Good fortune for them lies
only in the maintenance of
fitting outcomes and flattery:
Those who cloak too often hide the truth.

For looking the part is key;  
keeping face is the outcome of
their desire. You see, life 
forgives but doesn’t forget. 
That youthful indiscretion now stitched 
forever as stigma on their cloak.

--a draft poem by Carla Jeanne

Don’t forget to let me know what you think in the comments below.

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