2023 NaPoWriMo #19 (Scared)

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!

Cast your mind back to your own childhood and write a poem about something that scared you — or used to scare you — and which still haunts you (if only a little bit) today.


There is something in the puddle; Beneath the surface; Beneath the reflection of you and me, there is something down there we cannot see!

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I’ve always been a little afraid of the unseeable beneath water’s surface.

Be well,



  1. murisopsis says:

    I agree that there is much to fear in the murky water!

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  2. I think your 3-line poem, without any other commentary, harkens to the dread of the unknown we all harbor to some extent. Cue the appropriate music, and chills start going up and down my spine.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks! I felt it was one of my more effective pieces of writing.


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