NaPoWriMo- Day 6 -The Circle of Influence

“Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a variation of an acrostic poem. But rather than spelling out a word with the first letters of each line, I’d like you to write a poem that reproduces a phrase with the first words of each line. Perhaps you could write a poem in which the first words of each line, read together, reproduce a treasured line of poetry? You could even try using a newspaper headline or something from a magazine article. Whatever you choose, I hope you enjoy this prompt.”

I enjoyed this and couldn’t stop at one, so, I did three phrases and strung them into three stanzas to make a poem

I
Let the sunshine in, throw open the windows. If,
One's soul needs to bloom, and one's
Hair needs to grow, one needs to pull
Down the curtains and everything that blocks the light
                                   

II
Go take a walk, feel the grass beneath your feet,
The breeze on the nape of your neck and let gratitude wash over your
Whole being- body, mind and soul;  the
Nine heavenly bodies* will align themselves for you, the whole nine
Yards.

III
Rub your new found strength on everybody you pass
The world needs it more now, than ever before. All the
Wrong around you, cannot be made right,but on your
Way, who knows how many you'll save. The circle of influence                                             begins with you.

*Nine heavenly bodies or the 'Navagraha' as it is called in Hinduism 
are the sun, moon, mars, mercury, jupiter, venus, saturn,
the ascending and the descending node of the moon. 
It is believed that these planets influence human life on earth

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11 responses to “NaPoWriMo- Day 6 -The Circle of Influence”

  1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    Wow, Smitha, this is very clever. Well done.

    Like

  2. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    Great job Smitha – I love the way the verse relates to the phrase – they’re all very positive and joyful.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much, Andrea. It’s good to read your positive words on the poem. I find choosing something to write on as per the prompt most difficult.

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  3. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    I like the ending the most. “The circle of influence begins with you.” Quite.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks, Manja. I’m happy you do. I’m taking part in 2 challenges and it’s driving me nuts😀. Need to ‘take a walk in the park’.

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    A wonderful poem and such a lovely challenge taken, Smitha.

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much,Kamal.

      Like

  5. michnavs Avatar

    Wow, this is brilliant Smitha

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Mich. That’s very kind of you.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. harmonykentonline Avatar

    These verses and phrases are beautiful, Smitha! 💕🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Harmony for reading the verses and your kind words. I’m very glad you enjoyed it.XXX 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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