NaPoWriMo Day #20

Homemade Artwork

Monday, April 20, 2020/Categories: Entries

NaPoWriMo Day #20

Poetry Day #20


We are 2/3rds of the way through – and I’m honestly a little sad to know that this is winding down!

Our prompt today was to write a poem about a homemade or handmade gift that we have received at some point in our lifetime.




Boogers, butts and poop

These things are hilarious

When you are a kid


Homemade Artwork


When I left for college

She had recently turned seven

She was funny and smart and

To be honest a little eccentric


At some point early on in my

College career an envelope arrived

Inside were two works of art

Meant to spruce up my dorm room


There was Booger Man

Spelled incorrectly

Accompanied by Booger Woman

Also spelled incorrectly


Drawn with perhaps too many details

Accompanied by descriptions to graphic

Of different things one finds

In their nose


Were these drawings the best of the

Homemade things I’ve ever received

I cannot say that,

I have many treasures


Things carefully filed in labeled boxes

In my basement

From a brother, niece, nephew

And countless cousins


But these gems were from my sister

Who was my hero then

And is my hero today

A critical care physician assistant


Perhaps we should have seen the writing on the wall


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