NaPoWriMo Day 27 – What am I doing?

The prompt for today is to write about a minor haunting feeling. With the NaPoWriMo page hacked, I found the prompt on Twitter

A minor haunting feeling I have is around poetry. My poetry for today is ‘ What am I doing?’

The clock's ticking
Time's flying
What am I doing?
Poetry writing!
Like that's a thing

A pricking feeling
That time I'm wasting
Am I achieving?
what I'm doing!

It's seriously funny
That I do it daily-
When it gives me neither fame nor money
I think I must be crazy

You may think me silly
If you see me
Looking like a busy bee
When I'm only-
writing poetry!

When at times I have this nagging feeling
I brush it away thinking
It's healing!
And creating
Is better than hurting* or worrying

And if it still haunts me
That I'm doing Nothing really
I carry on writing what I think is poetry
And don't let it bother me
Simply because it makes me happy.

*hurting others or yourself All Rights Reserved.

If you notice a change in the presentation of my poetry, it’s because I finally figured how to do it here after the changes in WordPress. Don’t be shocked. I’ve always said I’m not tech-savvy. Yet, despite the delay in figuring it out, I’m pretty proud that I solved this myself. Thank you all for reading my poetry even when it wasn’t presented well. I’m going to use the next month once NaPoWriMo is done to fix all the past poems I’ve written.

11 responses to “NaPoWriMo Day 27 – What am I doing?”

  1. Manja Mexi Mexcessive Avatar

    This is the best reason for writing. Let’s be happy!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Yes Manja, absolutely! Thank you for reading. It’s one of those moments when one is plagued with self-doubt.

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  2. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    There is nothing wrong with seeking personal happiness, Smitha. Your poems also make some other people happy and that is an achievements. Small drops of difference add up in this world.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much Robbie for your warm words. You made me feel better telling me that maybe in all this I just might be making a difference to someone, somewhere.
      I think its all this lockdown that’s weighing me down and dampening my spirits. Your words give me strength.

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      1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

        I am hearing bad things about the pandemic in India, Smitha. Stay safe and well. Hugs.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Yes Robbie. It’s pretty bad here with shortage of beds and oxygen. We are staying indoors. Thank you for caring. Xxx

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  3. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    I think those doubting feelings that haunt you need to be exorcised!! You’re doing a wonderful thing creating.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Andrea you are the kindest. Thank you for pepping me up. Knowing that you are reading my writing gives me confidence. Thank you so much for being you❤.

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  4. rajanisingh885721172 Avatar
    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Did. Well said!


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