Here’s to Your Good Health – Day 16

GloPoWriMo 2019


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Here’s to Your Good Health 


Since you are a weary traveller who will soon recover

Since you are a singer  relating tender messages

Since you are a warrior teaching survival skills in a modern world

Since you are a writer, don’t give the plot away: here’s to your good health.


Since you are the failed, yet know this will not always be your place in the group

Since you are a dancer spread your arms to the sky

Since you are a quilter, stitch roses and beans, flying ducks and lakes

Since you are a beachcomber; another beach to rid of waste:

here’s to the health of beaches worldwide.


Since you are the actor, you too need your stamina and maybe a late night tipple

Since you are a deep-sea diver but you no longer dive for the oil companies

Since you are a teacher, the young are the ones who will teach us how to live

Since you are the lovers; weary, singing, surviving, writing, failed, dancing,

quilting, beachcombing, acting, diving, teaching – lovers, lovers, lovers.


Here’s to your good health.


Benita Kape (c) 16.4.2019


Prompt Day 16: Today, I challenge you to write a poem that uses the form of a list to defamiliarize the mundane.


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