Responsive- Day Twenty-Three – #NaPoWriMo21

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My prompt was: today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that responds, in some way, to another.

I went onto Instagram and looked up ‘#poetry’.  The below was the one that spoke to me first



here’s my reply:


Maybe the rhythm

still soothes that part of you

sick with responsibility.

Maybe my warmth

can quash your frantic thoughts

for another year.

Maybe the fact I’m still willing

to sit and listen –

ignore all the ‘pressing’ stuff,

just feel your growing body

sag a little

into these aging arms –

means quite a lot to you.

Maybe, no matter how hard it gets,

I’ll gain strength from the trust in your eyes.


It’s another late posting I’m afraid, sorry!  April always ends up being such a busy month 😉


Take care and I’ll catch you for Day 24 tomorrow 😉


Monty X


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2 Responses to “Responsive- Day Twenty-Three – #NaPoWriMo21”

  1. Jane Wright Says:

    As I said before, you are getting very good at writing these poems and I like this one, too

  2. Montaffera Says:

    Thanks Jane 🙂 x

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