#OctPoWriMo 2013: A Gift

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OCTPOWRIMO: Every day for one month I’ll collect inspiration from here and write/post a poem here. You can too!

 

PROMPT: “Lets write a Poem about Why We wrote that very first poem.”

Fathers Day
My dear old dad. He taught me to love words.

A Gift

.

He wrote of mum

before their split

He spoke of love

of heartbreak

of youth.

.

He wrote to me

before I’d grown

He taught me words

their power

their proof.

He aroused words

inspired by his

He nurtured verse

within me

my truth.

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How did you first get into writing poetry?  

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40 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo 2013: A Gift

  1. This is a very lovely piece. I’d say heartwrenching, but it ends well. There’s a silver-lining in everything.

    I got my start in poetry by walking through the door of my own anger. One fit through; more work to do.

    Great piece.

  2. I can truly feel every word you have written here..I have goosebumps writing this, for it was my Dad who encouraged me to pen down words – be it a school essay or poetry.
    Thank you for writing and sharing this gift with all of us 🙂

  3. Love this song of praise to your father as well as the neat phrasing and heartfelt ending: “He nurtured verse within me — my truth.” Looking forward to many more wonderful poems.

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