today’s scribble (04/30/21) #napowrimo #nonnet

And now for our final (still optional!) prompt. Today’s prompt is based on a prompt written by Jacqueline Saphra, and featured in this group of prompts published back in 2015 by The Poetry Society of the U.K. This prompt challenges you to write a poem in the form of a series of directions describing how a person should get to a particular place.

This is the last day of Napowrimo for this year. I, for the most part, did not follow the optional prompts. I am going to write a classic nonet. From Colleen Chesebro cheat sheet, the definition of a nonet is: “Nine lines featuring a syllable count of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 syllables per line.

How do I get to hell?

the first step is walk away from church
but there is more to it than that
go swim with other genders
wear fashionable clothes
smoke, drink, dance, and cuss
tell lots of lies
stop praying
lose faith

©️RuthScribbles aka RuthEK

PS When reviewing the prompt and looking for a syllabic poem, this is what came to mind—-I blame my muse.

PPS This poem reminded my husband of our first date (a blind date). Memories…. a story for another time.