Monday, April 1, 2019

April is National Poetry Month


Poetry scares me. When someone asks me to write a poem, my first thought is “I can’t do it,” and my mind closes down. Yet, I know if I were better at poetry, it would affect my writing style and storytelling. I desire to achieve lovely metaphors and thoughtful prose that make a reader stop in their tracks and savor the words.
On the blog Stephanie Says So, one can learn a different style of poem writing every day for the month of April. Today, Stephanie posted instructions on how to write The 5 W’s Poem. I have followed her instruction and this is what I wrote:


Ancestors
Helped form my identity
With the way they lived their life
When they had trials, made choices, allowed circumstance, finished achievements, and followed talents
Because they too desired happiness and fought to survive