Rebellious 20 – NaPoWriMo 20.4.2018

Who Scared This Cat 😉


You’ll never get me

travelling in an aeroplane.

I’ll never take to the skies.


You’ll never catch me

stepping onto a rail train,

or marching;


neglected lines are re-commissioned

and maintained.


And I will never

get behind the wheel of a car.

I will only ever a passenger be,


I will never step into a rubber raft

and paddle three days

ninety-five kilometres             (aaaahhhh)

twenty-six rapids                     (yyyeeeekkk)     (Grades 2 – 6)

river flooded miles      (where are the helicopters to take us home)

to the sea.


I will never let such things

stir my blood

drive another adrenalin rush.

Not me.


Benita Kape © 20.4.2018

Now I don’t need to tell you what I love, do I!!


Our prompt for the day (optional as always) takes its cue from Notley’s rebelliousness, and asks you to write a poem that involves rebellion in some way. The speaker or subject of the poem could defy a rule or stricture that’s been placed on them, or the poem could begin by obeying a rule and then proceed to break it (for example, a poem that starts out in iambic pentameter, and then breaks into sprawling, unmetered lines). Or if you tend to write funny poems, you could rebel against yourself, and write something serious (or vice versa). Whatever approach you take, your poem hopefully will open a path beyond the standard, hum-drum ruts that every poet sometimes falls into.