Day 20 of NaPoWriMo


It has been another long and miserable day. The pain in my shoulder is slightly better. The interview I had for today, gratefully, has been rescheduled for Friday afternoon. On to the poetry. I made the comment yesterday that I felt this is some of my best work to date, however I may have been a little to hasty with saying that. They are all good as are all my creations, whether they are naturally bad or not, they are all still good; but I shall let you the reader decided. I present to you  Day 20.

Write a poem that uses at least five of the following words: (from -I choose to use all the words.

owl generator abscond upwind squander clove miraculous dunderhead cyclops willowy mercurial seaweed gutter non-pareil artillery salt curl ego rodomontade elusive twice ghost cheese cowbird truffle svelte quahog bilious

“Gathered Upon the Currents of the Day”

©2013 by Jay Crider

In a weathered gutter the elusive scent of seaweed still gathers.

Spreading its torment through the upwind of yesterday it scatters

along the clove filled countryside.

The generator of ego for the svelte owl, perched in the miraculous

truffle fields, is his rodomontade.

The artillery of truth is set ablaze with the twice tested knowledge

of tomorrow.

To squander the lessons taught through the cowbird song  only leads

to passing the ghost of today and feeling bilious.

Abscond with the dunderhead and his Cyclops friend, curl yourselves

by karma’s fire, and enjoy a quahog or two.

How about a piece of cheese?

Now in this willowy setting, there being non-perial,

the wonderland haze lifted, willing to rise,

out of bed, finally,

and the day can


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