NaPoWriMo Day 1 : The girl with a crooked nose

“Sometimes, writing poetry is a matter of getting outside of your own head, and learning to see the world in a new way. To an extent, you have to “derange” yourself – make the world strange, and see it as a stranger might. To help you do that, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem inspired by this animated version of “Seductive Fantasy” by Sun Ra and his Arkestra.”

The poem I’ve written is inspired by Ogden Nash’s poem –The-sniffle , based on the prompt provided by another group called TSL.

She has a crooked nose

That’s like a leaky hose

and gets as red as a beet or a rose

on any given day

that it’d make you say

‘Darling, are you sure you’re okay?’

It makes her look like a clown

and is the talk of the town;

It’ll make you frown

but she doesn’t care

for they don’t dare

say it to her face ‘coz they’re scared of her stare

So, if you ever see a girl with a crooked nose

that leaks as a hose and is as red as red nail-paint on toes

Don’t ask her if she has any woes

Just say,

“Darling, are you’re sure you’re okay?”

And be on your way.

P.S. This poem is a tribute to my crooked nose. All Rights Reserved.

8 responses to “NaPoWriMo Day 1 : The girl with a crooked nose”

  1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    This one was light-hearted and funny Smitha, but with a good message.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      So glad you enjoyed reading it. Thank you Andrea. It feels so good to read your comment.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Namratha Varadharajan Avatar

    Ha! I like this dedication to the crooked nose! what fun! Happy Poetry Month:)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much Namratha. Congratulations on being featured! Happy Poetry month to you too🙂


  3. michnavs Avatar

    yay, this is so cute and a beautiful poem to kick-off NaPoWriMo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much Mich. So happy that you visited and liked the poem. Wrote one for day 0 too which I posted just a little earlier. Do check it out.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. michnavs Avatar

        aw .. ok i will be there..

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Sangbad Avatar

    I still don’t what shall I write…


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