Thursday, October 24, 2019

OctPoWriMo Day 24


Welcome to Day 24! Today’s prompt is breathe. It comes at a perfect time for me. I’ve had nothing but computer issues lately, and for the first time since I started #OctPoWriMo I’ve missed several days of posting. I started getting stressed about it but finally decided that I have to keep moving forward. I’ll try to catch up and post the prompts I missed this weekend but if I don’t, I don’t. There are a lot of other things happening in my life at the moment that have made this month less than a happy one. I could wallow or I could let go and breathe. Letting go is the option I choose.

Have you noticed that when you are stressed, you tend to hold your breath? I once read that an antidote to this is to sing because you can’t do both at once. I am a terrible singer but do find it helps me relax. Music, in general, has this healing quality for me. Each time I write, I have headphones on and music filling my ears. It allows me to escape to another place. 

How do you deal with stress? Do you practice mindful breathing or meditation? Can you let go and see what happens?



Suggested form: Song 

Word prompts
surrender
empower
rest
song/music
breath/breathe
trust
wonder

Remember, our prompts are only suggestions, you can find your inspiration wherever your muse leads you. Please visit the other participants, share the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo on social media, and share your link in the comments below. Let us know how this journey into poetry is going for you and if this is your first year or if you have been with us from the beginning.



Michele Vecchitto is a writer and former middle school teacher.  Her poetry has been published in literary journals and anthologies as well as in three self-published volumes. Michele read her poems at the Austin International Poetry Festival and was honored to be included in When Time and Space Conspire. 

You can read more of her work on her blog -




25 comments:

  1. a cascade from me :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/octpowrimo-day-24-breathe/

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  2. Good morning all.
    My poem for 24th Day:

    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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  3. Day 24


    https://rallentanda.blogspot.com/2019/10/octpowrimo-2019-week-4.html

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  4. https://thefridaysparrow.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/breathe-acrostic-tanka/

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  5. https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/breathe-easy/

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  7. https://sgeoil.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/corrosive/

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  8. Day-24
    https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2019/10/breath-of-life.html

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  9. This one got political instead of going with the tone of the prompt.
    Breathe the Poison

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  10. My first post in several days because life's been too crazy. Here's today's post...
    https://serendipity756.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/what-to-do/

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  11. Day 24: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/portal/

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  12. I typed a title and this memory came to mind.
    https://rhscribbles.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/octpowrimo-2019-day-24/

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  13. Here is mine. I tried writing a song. http://isaiah46ministries.com/2019/10/24/breathe-deeply-until-morning-comes-again-octpowripo-2019-dy-24/

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  14. I attempted my idea of a split poem. It's three poems in one. experiencewriting.com/2019/10/24/writober-day-24-breathing/

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  15. I'm sick today, so just threw together a very short piece: Take a Break

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  16. OK, I tried my hand at writing a song and it took on a life of its own. I may have just written a hit song in the making!
    Day 24:
    http://tao-talk.com/2019/10/24/octpowrimo2019-day-24-breathe-take-you-in-push-it-out-song/

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  17. Took a stab at a sort-of song. Blow on a stone.
    https://odhranwrites.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/blow-on-a-stone/

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  18. Not quite last????
    https://bethandwriting.blogspot.com/2019/10/octpowrimo-24-breathing.html

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  19. I cheated. This afternoon I finished and posted yesterdays poem. In stead of writing a whole new song I used something already written. Not just already written but a parody with a few changed words like found art. My job is parking enforcement (giving tickets) we wear yellow reflective vests and jackets.

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  20. https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2019/10/fella-in-yella.html

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  21. My poem for today https://thewabisabiwriter.blogspot.com/2019/10/tsundoku.html

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  22. Thank you, Michele, for all of your help with OctPoWriMo and your insights into poetry.

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  23. https://thetenthzodiac.wordpress.com/2019/10/31/breathe-dear-child-poem-for-24-10-2019/

    ENtry for 24th October

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  24. Here's my song for Day 24 - http://iscriblr.com/surrender/

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