Day 29: Finish and Forget It

First I’m going to say
a prayer of thanks
and then for forgiveness in advance.
Because after that
I’m gonna kick the hell out of
my nagging self-doubting voice.
When her virtual knees buckle
I’m lobbing off her head.
And when I’m sure she’s broken down
I’m removing her victory crown
to place it on my own.
Then I’ll sit and pick my poems for
the P-A-D challenge submission.
I’ll edit them, send them and
lastly, forget it.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

Day 29 prompt: Write a ‘next steps’ poem; details here from 2010 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

4 thoughts on “Day 29: Finish and Forget It

  1. Shari,
    I am doing the exact same thing.
    I am a bit tired after these prompts.
    Well said.

  2. Thanks, sMichelle. I did my first victory dance today! The last one will be when I send my submission on time.

  3. Hi Pamela. I definitely need a break after this month. I’ll still continue to participate in prompts, it will definitely be in moderation, though. Thank you and congrats!

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