What did you do today? Last day of NaPoWriMo Day30!

Yes! I did it! Today is the last day of the poem-a-day challenge I took for National Poetry Month. Whew. Not only did I write a poem a day, I had to put it on my blog as proof, so had to a blog-a-day. And both blog post and poem, of course, had to do with memoir, the theme of this blog. Why do I make such trouble for myself? I don’t know, call me crazy, but I’m proud of my accomplishment. What are your accomplishments in life? Playing an instrument, graduating college, winning an award? Our 90+ year-old-neighbors said it was raising their children to be wonderful adults, an accomplishment to be proud of indeed. Some days I think raising children to adulthood and all of us surviving is an accomplishment. What was one of your most difficult accomplishments? I’m hoping one of your faits accomplis will be writing down at least some of your life stories for your kids. Be as tenacious as I’ve been in doing this dratted poetry/blog challenge, but I know you’ll have more fun.

I did it!
At first it was fun
Until the trouble begun.
After seven days
My brain got in a haze.
I wanted to quit
My heart wasn’t in it.
But I hung in there,
Somehow I cared.
I’m not a quitter
I’m a go-gitter!


About moonbridgebooks

Co-author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of her mother's childhood; author of Poems That Come to Mind, for caregivers of dementia patients; Co-author/Editor of Battlefield Doc, a medic's memoir of combat duty during the Korean War; life writing enthusiast; loves history and culture (especially Japan), poetry, and cats
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2 Responses to What did you do today? Last day of NaPoWriMo Day30!

  1. Lisa Balbes says:

    Congratulations Linda! I enjoyed reading them, and you SHOULD be proud of yourself.

  2. Linda Austin says:

    Thanks, Lisa. I am proud, but at the moment mostly relieved!

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