NaPoWriMo Day 29 – The Gift

NaPoWriMo Day 29 – The Gift

“And here’s our prompt. In certain versions of the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty, various fairies or witches are invited to a princess’s christening, and bring her gifts. One fairy/witch, however, is not invited, and in revenge for the insult, lays a curse on the princess. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem in which you muse on the gifts you received at birth — whether they are actual presents, like a teddy bear, or talents – like a good singing voice – or circumstances – like a kind older brother, as well as a “curse” you’ve lived with (your grandmother’s insistence on giving you a new and completely creepy porcelain doll for every birthday, a bad singing voice, etc.). I hope you find this to be an inspiring avenue for poetic and self-exploration.”

Writing a shape poem is tough. I tried one yesterday as per the prompt and someone said, the hands I drew looked like a butterfly. I had to agree; my daughter had told me the same. Anyway, today, I decided to
do a shape poem for the prompt provided below. The shape is the shape of the gift I received when I was born that pretty much sealed my future. Here’s my poem, ‘The Gift’

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21 responses to “NaPoWriMo Day 29 – The Gift”

    • Thanks so much Gloria. I’m glad to hear that the crib came right. I’m not great at doing shape poems but I felt, it needed to be done for this poem. I’m happy to know you feel the same.

  1. That’s a good one, seems an easy way to make the shape. I may try doing that for my yesterday’s cat. But not until Monday.
    ..

    • Thanks so much, Jim. Looking forward to seeing your cat :)…Monday it is. I guess we all need a break after a crazy but fun month of poetry.

    • Oh, Selma, we’ve reached the end. How I’m looking forward to catching up on reading and art again 🙂 Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. The story is true :). It’s what my dad told me after I was married. And I had been meaning to document it. This seemed the perfect prompt to do it. XOXO Big, big hug.

    • Kamal, you are the one who’s fantastic- cheering me along. Thank you for reading me the entire month. Hugs filled with gratitude for you. XXX

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed reading it Sonia🙂. I’m not sure if I said this earlier but I’m happy we met. Thank you again for reading my work. Have a wonderful Sunday!

    • 🙂…it’s true and something I’ve wanted to talk about. This prompt provided me with the opportunity to. Thank you for appreciating the shape and the story.

    • Thank you, Robbie. The story in the poem is true :).
      I got rid of twitter for the time being as I don’t find it very useful.

    • Thanks, Robbie for asking though. Please do let me know if there’s anything else that’s missing, if it comes to your notice. Twitter is the only thing I removed consciously.

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