Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Why I Must Bow Out Of OctPoWriMo

Due to my cat's back injury (which we still don't know how he got) I am unable to continue with OctPoWriMo, as I am spending all my time watching over him and making sure he doesn't jump up on things he can't get down from (jumping down causes the pain.)

Watching him in pain breaks my heart, I can tell when his medication wears off and right now he has all my attention. 

This cat has been with me for almost 13 years (we got him as a rescue at 8 months of age) and through more than 15 surgeries he has been my faithful companion and friend, and designated 'therapy kitty'; it is time for me to give back and put him first while he heals (hopefully this won't become a chronic issue...)

Thank you to all who read and commented on my poems, I am sorry I cannot continue till the end of the challenge with you.

hugs to all,


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Day 15 OctPoWriMo Off Prompt: The Non-Poem

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The Non-Poem by February Grace

I cannot write today, 
she said,
the sky is falling in;
the phone is pinging
my ears are ringing
and all I want is sleep

There'll be no poem today,
she said,
there's too much on my mind;
then her thoughts came
pouring out
just like the rain outside

On rainy days like this, 
she said,
when everything feels wrong
we need to find our 
words the most
...and that was all she wrote.

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