in case of panic – codependence – April PAD Challenge Days 11-12

Day 11

in case of panic

if you find me on the floor
fetal position
afraid to open my eyes
don’t panic.
lie down and curl yourself around me.
if you find me in the bed
face ashen
buried in blankets
don’t panic.
sit down next to me, massage my aches.
if you find me on the sofa
green sick
bucket next to my face
don’t panic.
bring water and a cold compress.
if you find me in the kitchen
dancing ridiculously
to exciting music
don’t panic.
just join me.

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I am participating in the April Poem-a-Day (PAD) challenge from Writer’s Digest. My goal is not to inundate you with posts, but to provide a forum for feedback if you want to challenge me to push myself further in my writing.

For today’s prompt, write an instructional poem. Your instructional poem could list instructions. Or it could capture an instructional moment.

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Day 7

codependence

we dance in circles you and i
starting tenderly even shy
and i can’t help but wonder why
we push each other to our best
supporting each other in our rest
but things tighten around our chest
we see only what we want to see
arguing our opinions blatantly
not letting the other person be
we ignore each other’s pain
feeling the other is to blame
until we cannot hide our shame
we cautiously seek each other out
expressing our personal doubt
understanding what we are about
we dance in circles you and i
starting tenderly even shy
and i can’t help but wonder why

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For today’s prompt, write a broke poem. The poem could be about a broken record, broken relationship, or someone who is just flat broke (no money).

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2 thoughts on “in case of panic – codependence – April PAD Challenge Days 11-12

  1. Hi Heather,
    I stumbled on your blog almost by accident and I’m awfully glad I did. I really like your poetry. I shall explore further and find what else you write. You had commented on Kristen Lamb’s post. You are right, a fresh new idea should not be accompanied by doubt, but by hope and a shiver or two of anticipation.
    Happy writing,
    Christine
    cicampbellblog.wordpress.com

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