NPM 2010: Prompt 1

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Today’s the first day of my brief Spring Break.  Maybe you need a break, or are on one, or have one coming up.  Perhaps today begins a poetry break for you. Be it coffee or Spring or poetry or otherwise, spend some time today thinking and writing about breaks.

16 thoughts on “NPM 2010: Prompt 1

  1. Listen to the poem (I am going to use Vocaroo this year, Bud)

    I’m breaking in
    so you can break out
    with those dance moves you’ve been working on
    with the Wii.
    I hear you down there at night,
    with speakers on low,
    your feet pound-pound-pounding to the beat
    while I am deep in sleep,
    dreaming of the microchips that carry the rhythm
    of you.

  2. Broke

    Today I got stuck.
    I was trying to write you a poem,
    one about resting,

    But it just didn’t happen.

    You need a break,
    to stop,
    But I can’t make that happen.
    That’s all you.

    So instead, I write to let you know
    that the chili in the fridge
    will not last us two days like you thought.

    I am hungry.
    And you are not here.

  3. Breaking

    I took a break
    in the space between
    the work which I was doing

    To find there’s
    more than I thought there was
    where I planned to do no thinking

    For that space between
    where I found the break
    was harder for no doing

    So I left that place
    and returned to work
    to rest from all the breaking

  4. The rain breaks in big, walloping drops
    a reminder that spring is
    unexpected and bigger than we think.
    My cat is startled by the patters and plops
    against the window pane
    and then it stops
    but spring keeps on in its
    thunderous sputtering– reminding me
    of its eagerness to break.

  5. break, break free

    break free from conventions
    break free from limitations
    break free from constraints
    break free from rules

    break from your fixed views
    break from your boxes
    break from your set mind
    break from your past

    break free the helpless
    break free the bound
    break free the children
    break free the poor

    break from the status quo
    break from the habits
    break from the naysayers
    break from the no

    break, break free

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