Stasis – #NaPoWriMo20 – Day 3

#NaPoWriMo 2020, Random poetry Add comments


The prompt for Day 3 of NaPoWriMo instructed:

“First, make a list of ten words. You can generate this list however you’d like – pull a book off the shelf and find ten words you like, name ten things you can see from where you’re sitting, etc. Now, for each word, use Rhymezone to identify two to four similar-sounding or rhyming words”

I enlisted the help of my old pal  to come up with the initial ten words, then found the ‘rhymes’ as tasked. I have put the original random words in bold throughout my poem, and underlined the ones I chose from those presented as ‘rhymes’.










In a revolutionary (but scary) move

The huge human system

Was given licence

To stop.


Like nature’s subterfuge,

Suddenly our meristems

Were allowed to burst from creative soil.


Without the usual toil,

Some perfect thoughts

Pushed past stubborn egos.


And Spring was seen

For the privilege it always is.


Slowing our usual dictation

And engaging in consultation

With this state of homeo…station

Could be the levelling basis

For metamorphosis.


Well, I feel that was a poem firmly pointing to the present and future, not trapped in the past 😉

What do you think we will learn about our usual way of conducting ourselves through this period of social distancing? Do you predict that humankind will build on any knowledge we glean, or do you think this time will just become a “where were you when…” talking point that loses its introspective spin offs down the years?

As always, I hope you all remain safe and well – and I’ll come back with my response to Day 4’s prompt as soon as I can!


Monty X



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