Michele's prompt on October 17 talked about milestones, which are (or at least should be!) joyous occasions which lift you up and fill you with a sense of triumph.
So let's flip it over and think about millstones. What, rather than lifting you up, weighs you down and is that proverbial millstone round your neck?
Sometimes writing about things that bother you can have a cathartic effect. I'm convinced that doing so is what got me through my teenage years!
Millstones are circular, so if you're looking for a form, try a shape poem in the form of a circle or spiral.
Remember, our prompts are only suggestions; you can find your inspiration wherever your muse leads you. Please visit the other participants' work, 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.