Childhood Games Revisited: NaPoWriMo Day 1

Childhood Games Revisited

Hide and seek, hide and seek.
I set them down and then I peek
here and there, in purse and pocket.
Find my keys and grandma’s locket
but I do not find my glasses
even after countless passes
over tables, desks and floors.
Opening cupboards, searching drawers.
My life is like that childhood game,
but it’s hardly just the same,
For unlike others seeking me,
what I’m seeking I cannot see.


The first NaPoWriMo prompt this year is to write a poem wherein our life is described in terms of a metaphor that is an action. I am comparing my life to playing hide and seek. More literal than figurative, I fear.

(If you’re not familiar, NaPoWriMo – the National Poetry Writing Month – happens every April, an offshoot of NaNoWriMo. Back in 2013 I joined the movement, and I’ve been writing poems daily ever since. If you’re curious, HERE is my first NaPoWriMo poem!)

22 thoughts on “Childhood Games Revisited: NaPoWriMo Day 1

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Yes.. I started doing NaPoWriMo seven years ago and the next year decided just to go on writing a poem a day which I’ve done for the past six years so for the next month I will probably write two poems a day. Especially easy to do now that we aren’t leaving our houses anyway! Keeps me out of the kitchen!
      Are you doing it?

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          I used to eventually find them on the wall rack I made for them where of course only Yolanda ever puts them..But this time they were not ever there and of course Y. hasn’t been here for weeks. My decision. I pay her, but she stays home.

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  1. Sherry Marr

    Ah, this made me smile with familiarity………… is a new trick, this finding things with poor eyesight, and I am a very old dog, so it is not as much fun as one might think. LOL.

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  2. slmret

    In Santa Barbara, I spend hours helping look for glasses — two pairs here, one over there, one by the computer, another in a pocket and finally on the bed! It’s a never-ending battle! Even here, one by the computer, one by the bed, and dark glasses in the car! What fun it is ~ ~ ~

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