This Poem Is a Fighter

The Negativity Runs in Circles prompt resulted in many jewels. Some were funny, some were feisty, some spread into realms of melancholy… Some titles (my entry, for instance) were very absolute in their opinions about negativity.

For day 21 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Write a poem that challenges the veracity of at least three negative thoughts.

If you contributed to Negativity Runs in Circles, perhaps you could take a bit from your poem (or all of it), and figure out if any of the statements it offers is just too negative to be true. Or you could just challenge any negative thought. Example: we often say, “Life sucks.” And it’s true, life can be troublesome… but this isn’t true 24/7. There has to be at least one tiny moment, when life sucketh not at all. Take that moment, shove it down negativity’s throat, and prove that certain negative thoughts are just untrue.


* Leave a link to your poem, as a comment. Include the title of your entry, and the direct link to your post. Example: “NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015”: Visit other Wicked Darlings and comment on their yum. They might visit you (it’s polite).

* If you use this prompt, please link it to your post. And if you are feeling extra delicious, link your poem to the main entry. Show others where to go. Spread the word. Linking back to the source will make negativity run for cover… while screaming in fright.

When Lilfe Gives You Lemons“When Life Gives You Lemons”

I Ate the Sun with Some Nuts

She wants Sunshine. It’s rather simple, she says. Feed me poetry or prose that dances wildly with the sun. Be literal… or metaphor your words away until sunshine is orange juice. I’m open, she says… just give me sunshine. All right, maybe Sanaa didn’t use those exact words… but that’s how my eyeballs read it to my heart. So here is my contribution to Prompt Nights – Sunshine (I decided to devour the sun and make myself shinier… and probably yummier 😉 4/15/16):

“I Ate the Sun with Some Nuts”

I slow cooked the sun,
stirred some nuts into the pot—
hot buttery yum

If a spring breeze kisses my skin
with susurrations of chill,
one pound of butternut squash
(boiled in three cups of salty broth
for twenty-one minutes)
will fill my middle with sunlight.

Cheddar and milk
might thicken the warmth,
but my gut growls at the thought.

I just blend the softened sun,
and pour the liquid gold into a pot,
to keep hot while I roast nuts…

pestle and mortar crush pecans.

for NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Day 20 – Finger Licking Good: Cook up a poem with a recipe in it.

Who would have thought that Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Pecans could be so poetic? I’m telling you, my Wicked Luvs, write a poem a day in April and eat poetry…

Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Pecans (2)
Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Pecans (4)