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#22 NaPoWriMo

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APRIL 22 — Here’s my poem #22 for National Poetry Writing Month, composed in response to a word bank prompt on ReadWritePoem. I used all words except “emporium” (I already wrote a poem about an emporium): crow, dizzy, fierce, flinch, pepper, reverberate, rust, saffron, squall, tendril, tomorrow. This sports report is invented.

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…………………….THREE POINTER
 
…………………….two seconds left
…………………….no time to flinch, so he takes
…………………….the shot
 
…………………….ball hits the rim, goes dizzy,
…………………….rolls around in the tendrils
…………………….of the net, falls through
 
…………………….the squall of fans
…………………….goes wild, bleachers reverb-
…………………….erating with horns, hoots, fierce shrieks
 
…………………….the Saffrons beat the Peppers
…………………….by just one point 
…………………….in overtime
 
…………………….(tomorrow night don’t miss
…………………….the Rustlers vs. the Crows)
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…………………….by Therese L. Broderick
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About ThereseLBroderick

Independent community poet living in Albany, New York USA.

3 responses »

  1. NBA ok Therese..HOWEVER…its alll hockey for me this time of year and playoffs…since my team is in it…and being a big hoops fan I do like your poem….nicely done…cheers

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  2. It’s perfect how you broke up reverb-erates. It seems impossible to use the words seamlessly, but you do. You’re amazing!

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  3. Cute, good fun!
    Al best,

    Allan

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