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April 5 2022, Poems

April 5, 2022 Poems

Welcome to Cosmos’ annual April Poetry Madness.  Last year I wrote 300 poems in one month, this year I will write less as that was just way too much to deal with.

Today’s poems will be April  5th poems followed by April 6 to 10 in separate postings, one per day.

I will post them as I write them, and try to update them every day or so.  I will finish May 1 US time, as that will still be April 30 KST (Korea, where I currently reside.)  Most will be G rated but a few may not be. I will try to label those or not post them. The topics will be wherever my mad muse takes me, and I usually don’t have a clue until I write them.

I will post here the poems I wrote based on prompts from NaPoWriMo, (the poetry’s world’s equivalence to the annual NaNoWriMo novel competition which I will enter again in November). Writers’ com’s Dew Drop-in, Poetry Super-highway, Writers Digest, and occasionally other prompts. I will write a few more each day, but not post them, as I need to build up more “unpublished poems” for future submissions.

Daily posting All poetry, Anchor, this blog, FB, Medium, PSH, Wattpad, Writing com, and Writer’s Digest.

I will post each poem, followed by the prompt, occasional author and notes, and photos. I will convert it to a podcast later, available on anchor, radio public, blog radio, Spotify, and elsewhere under the name “The World According to Cosmos: or Jake Cosmos Aller. See the following for more information on the podcasts.

Podcast update

At the end of the month, I will add up the total poems written this month, total posted, total not-posted, and total YTD.

I have found that this annual exercise has been a big help in helping me hone my craft as I am entirely self-taught except for having taken the Mod Po class several times. It helps me stretch my poetic muscles. It has been a lot of fun but a challenge.

here are links to my previous April poems

Ten Best April 2021 Poems

April 25 to April 30 2021Poems

April 16 to April 20 2021 Poems

April 16 to April 20 2021 Poems

April 10 to April 14 2021 Poems

April 1 to April 5 Poems

April 6 to April 9 Cosmos’s Poetry 

April 6 to April 9 Cosmos’s Poetry 

April 6 to April 9 Cosmos’s Poetry

 Cosmos’s 2020 April Poetry Part One

Cosmos’s 2020 April Poetry Part One

April 2019 Poems

April 20 to April 25th 2021 Poems

2022 April Poetry Madness April 1 to 3 poems

Bigfoot Emerges NaPoWriMo Prompt

Bigfoot
Bigfoot

While drinking coffee
In his camp
Deep in the woods
In the Trinity Alps wilderness
snuggled in his tent,

 

Rolled in his sleeping bag
Sam Adams had the encounter
That changed his life,

He heard a noise
Went outside
And saw five bigfoots
standing there.

They told him
In his head
They had a message
For humanity

He could videotape them
They would speak slowly
They could speak
But preferred mind to mind talk

The bigfoot was here
They wanted to re-join
The rest of humanity

They were what

Humans called Neanderthals
They lived deep in the woods
All over the world

Perhaps 10,000 were alive
Two of them will go out
With him.

They would hold a press conference
And appoint Sam Adams
As their ambassador.

Sam grinned
Thinking he could make
so much money,

Bigfoot said,

“Not so fast
We will pay you in hidden gold
But you have to promise
Not to betray us”.

Deal

Sam smiled
Yeah, you got a dear

Our featured participant today is Narrative Paralysis, where the write-a-prompt prompt for Day Four produced an extremely zany adventure. I’m not sure if it’s a prompt, but it’s a poem! Or a short story. Or, well, it’s something all right!
Today’s featured online magazine is Waxwing, which has been going strong since 2013 and is much admired for the high quality of the work found on its (web)pages. In their newest issue, I’ll point you to Alfredo Aguilar’s “Palomar Mountain” and Carly Joy Miller’s “Beloved Litany.”

And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about a mythical person or creature doing something unusual – or at least something that seems unusual about that person/creature. For example, what does Hercules do when he loses a sock in the dryer? If a mermaid wants to pick up rock climbing as a hobby, how does she do that? What happens when a mountain troll makes pancakes?

Things I Believe Drew Drop Inn Prompt

Things I believe
Who is Jake Cosmos Aller
Dreamgirl and other fairy tales
Dreams Do Come True
When We Met
The beginning of the end
The end of the beginning

April 5—List poem w/no repetition—write a list of things where the title signals what it’s a list of (Example: My Lovers, Things I Wish I’d Said to My Father, Visible at Dusk, etc.)

The Sacrifice of the Fish PSH

sashimi dinner
sashimi dinner

On New Year’s Day, February 2022
To start the year of the Black Tiger
We went to the wharf area
Near our house in Youngjondo, Korea.

We looked at the fish
Swimming in the tanks
Starting at use
With hate in their eyes.

Resigned to their fate,
Waiting to be taken
Delivered to the human creatures
For their dinner.

We took home the fish
Set the table
Pour our white wine
Ate our sashimi with gusto.

As we ate the fish
We never stop to think
What did the fish think
About that?

That is just
Why it is better to be human
Than being a fish
Swimming in a tank.

Constantine

This poetry writing prompt was submitted by Brendan Constantine:
PHONE GALLERY PROMPT
Open your picture app and begin to scroll through the images.
In very simple language, note down what you see. For instance:
“Here’s me waving
Here’s the moon, too small to see
Here’s a total blur
Here’s a sandwich
Here’s my dog asleep…”
Keep scrolling and making notes.
Chances are, a theme or arc will start to present itself naturally. And real poetry may result from the simplest descriptive details – a color, a texture, the quality of light.
If you want to take things up a notch, start adding descriptions of pictures that don’t exist.
“Here’s you swallowing your car
Here’s me posing with Virginia Woolf
Here’s the cat factory
Here’s God on her birthday
(Great party. Too long, the)…”
However long you make your poem, remember that the last image will always determine its feeling.
If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Superhighway Facebook Group.
#napowrimo #poetry
Prompt photos
Save for future poems – this was a fun exercise

Fish swimming looking at me
Endaemae
Smoothie
Smoothie ingredients
More ingredients
Winter snow in park January 2022
More winter snow
New year’s sashimi feast
Wharf area
Mudflats
Oceanview
Fish sign
Fish
Fish
Ocean wharf scene
More wharf scene
More wharf scene
More wharf shops
More wharf shops
More wharf shops
Fascist rabbit

COVID Nonsense Does Not Make Sense Writer’s Digest

 

covid 580
covid 580

To this day
There is so much COVID nonsense
Floating about the internet
Being spread by so many right-wing
And left-wing influencers

 

 

It just does not make sense
To me.

There are some people
Who believes that COVID
Never really existed.

That it was all a horrid libtard plot
To lock down the economy
Imposed draconian controls
On everyone.

That vaccine mandates
Are the equivalent of
Sending Jews to the death camps,

That the unvaccinated
Will be rounded up
And forced to get vaccines
Which are the equivalent
Of Nazi medical experiments.

That the vaccines were created
To track people
Invented by Bill Gates
Or were the mark of the beast.

Some speculated that
everyone who got the vaccine
Would die in one year
Or become sterile.

Part of the nefarious plot
To depopulate the world
By the global one-world government
UN black helicopter conspiracy.

The nonsense about vaccines
Mask wearing
And COVID in general
Reveal a fundamental flaw
With many human beings.

No matter how hard one might try
To convince people who believe
This nonsense,
It is beyond any ability
To reason with them.

At the end of the day
The only thing that makes sense
Is this:
You can’t fix stupid.

2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 5

Write a poem every day of April with the 2022 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today’s prompt (the first Two-for-Tuesday prompt of the month), write a make sense poem and/or don’t make sense poem.

Here we go The first Two-for-Tuesday prompt of the 2022 April Poem-A-Day Challenge! For first-timers or those with short memories, I provide two prompts on Tuesdays, and poets get to decide whether to write one type of poem, the other type of poem and/or tackle both simultaneously (and separately).
Here are the Two-for-Tuesday prompts:
1. Write a Make Sense poem, and/or…
2. Write a Don’t Make Sense poem.
Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

Day 5: Imaginary Biography Sam Adams Local Gems

Sam Adams, aka “Big Daddy”
Was an imposing figure of a man.
Ex-football player for the University of Arkansas
And the Dallas cowboys.

Later worked for ten years
During secret work
For unnamed government agencies
Before returning home.

Where he opened
The best bar and grill in Little Rock
With the best breakfasts in the state,
Soon became the place to be

And he was the undisputed Kingmaker
Although he never ran for office
Everyone who was who in Arkansas
Sought him out.

When he died
He turns many secrets
To the grave,

Which was just fine
For his many friends
And even more enemies.

Old Couple In Love Riding a Bike Simply Six

old couple in love
old couple in love

 

 

 

 

 

An old couple
Riding a bike
In the springtime
Stop for a break.

Sitting on the park bench
They look at each other
And fall in love again.

Every day for 40 years
At least once they had fallen
In love with each other.

They smile
And resume their bike ride
Of love.

The End

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