This is the last day for the October poetry challenge, #Octpowrimo and I am glad I participated. I plan to continue writing poetry within my other posts. Thank you to all of you who have encouraged me.
I wrote the following poem to kick off my holiday sugar free challenge.
Anyone want to join me? Leave a comment below… I will probably blog about it in conjunction with my regular posts about dementia, homeschooling a highschooler, art and poetry.
On Holiday From Sweets
Because tomorrow’s November
Better get it in tonight
Between all those trick-o-treaters
Coming at twilight
For tomorrow, I’m not kidding
Being it’s November 1st
I won’t, and I’m not fibbing
Eat sweets, I say, lips pursed
During the season of sweeting
Which Lasts Seven months
from Thanksgiving Day to Easter
I’ll take my sugar lumps
No pumpkin spice lattes or mincemeat pies
no Christmas cookies, any kind,
or assorted chocolates on Valentines
I’ll not pop those Easter jelly beans
Or anything in between.
How long you think I’ll make it
If served cake, you think I’ll take it
About donuts, oh can I fake it
right now I’m so inclined
Sweet sober now’s my way of thinking
While at this poem I’m busy inking
Tomorrow I’ll be busy drinking
Water, tea and coffee, winking.