NaPoWriMo Day 9: This one sounds simple, but it can be pretty difficult. Today, I challenge you to write a poem that includes a line that you’re afraid to write. This might be because it expresses something very personal that makes you uncomfortable – either because of its content (“I always hated grandma”), or because it seems too emotional or ugly or strange (“I love you so much I would eat a cockroach for you”). Or even because it sounds too boring or expected (“You know what? I like cooking noodles and going to bed at 7 p.m.”). But it should be something that you’re genuinely a little scared to say. Happy (or if not happy, brave) writing!
April 9, 2015: LOVE
I have thrown my heart over the line
But the truth is I find
That I am having a hard time
Being with him without wanting
To have our lives completely entwined.
April 9, 2016: FEAR
We shared one heart on Valentine’s
But the truth I did find
That he’s now having a hard time
Wanting anything remotely mine
Indecision becomes a decision with time.
~Just L (April 9, 2016)