2023 NaPoWriMo #16 (Not)

April is here again and that means its National Poetry Writing Month and for my second year I’ll be joining the 30 poems in 30 days challenge hosted by napowrimo.net. For this challenge, a poetry prompt will be provided daily during the month of April and if I can keep on track I’ll achieve the 30 poems in 30 days goal. So enough chatter…let’s go! It’s time for NaPoWriMo!

Write a poem that involves describing something in terms of what it is not, or not like.


Hmm, what shall I not write about?

(but quite cool!)
Not heavier than air
(unless there’s a big tear)
Never get sad or even elated
(although sometimes deflated)
Rarely fast or super speedy
(except when it’s very windy)
Take a ride if your not wary
(but I find it quite scary)
It won’t take you too far
(I’ll wait at the bar)
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| Let’s |
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Look at that! A concrete poem all about what it isn’t! I’m feeling awfully clever about myself in this moment (especially since “concrete” could be considered an opposite of a hot air balloon)! Just for fun (and because WP formatting is so difficult to work with to get just right) I also created the illustrated version below.

Be well,



  1. Kathleen says:

    Love the illustration!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. murisopsis says:

    and you should be feeling quite pleased with yourself! That is not an easy thing to achieve – the poem and the concrete form all together!! And yes you ARE clever and have quite the wit!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Haha!!! Thank you so much 🙂


  3. A concrete poem about a hot-air balloon–that really is clever, Monty!

    Liked by 1 person

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