NaPoWriMo – Day 19

How to Fake an Apology


Start with eye contact and fake a smile.

Next, try an excuse.  Use guile.

If that doesn’t work, ignore—

Who is she to keep score?.

She might be hurting,

Though you’ll deny.

Shriek “I’m sorry!”

Just don’t



NaPoWriMo prompt for Day 19 – Didactic Poem

Nonet Poem



4 responses to “NaPoWriMo – Day 19

  1. OH MY GOODNESS…NaPoWriMo is a thing?!?!?!? That is SO COOL! For the longest time, I only knew of NaNoWriMo.
    Your poem is really awesome (and I love your blog theme…just had to add that in, also haha)
    I like how your last two lines were really powerful through how they were so short and through how their rhythm contrasted with the rhythm of your other lines. I also love the progression of events that you included in your poem. I found the “Who is she to keep score” part also very eye-opening, I guess. This line helps/has helped/will help me to get rid of some of my fears and insecurities for apologizing.

    • Yep, MimiTia, NaPoWriMo is legit! The first year I participated, I wrote book reviews in various poetic forms. I did NOT write every day, and you do not have to either. Last year I wrote poems to go with a unit I was studying at school, and I did not post the poems on-line. This is the first year that I have posted a poem every day, and is the first year that I have used some of the NaPoWriMo prompts.

      Just write a haiku.
      It’s an easy way to start.
      Write something today!

      • Wow! That’s so awesome that something like this exists because poetry is definitely an amazing and thought-provoking form of self-expression. Well, I’m also thankful that we don’t need to write every day though as life can get busy. 🙂
        Thank you for telling me about it, and I will for sure write and post a poem on my blog by tonight, so (if you’re interested, or if you have time, or if you’re curious) stay tuned for it!

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