The Birthday Gift (#NaPoWriMo Day 1)

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Hello 🙂

It is apparently National/Global poetry writing month in April (!) so I thought I would write a poem today using the prompt from the corresponding site: ‘a secret shame or pleasure’.

Here is what I came up with:




As I read all her ideas

I balked at the choice

Of those expensive red shoes

(In my big girl voice)

But those Mary Jane buckles

Worked their magic on me:

In the night I was dreaming

Of my primary…


I used to own patents

In burgundy, and

Was so very proud of

My sweet feet in the sand!

There, in my memory,

Bold as can be –

Were little (red-ish) Mary-Janes

Modelled by ME!


So! I boxed up my objections,

Gift-wrapped, used bows;

And presented those pretties

To my daughter (composed).


Thanks for the nudge, Jennifer! 

(Check out her [un-prompted] first #NaPoWriMo offering of the year here – and be sure to keep following her progress because she’s hella talented)


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3 Responses to “The Birthday Gift (#NaPoWriMo Day 1)”

  1. Jennifer Patino Says:

    Yay! I’m glad you’re participating. Happy writing!

  2. Montaffera Says:

    Same to you, hun 😉

  3. Jane Wright Says:

    Very nice, moving poem

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