Antipodes: for NaPoWriMo Early Bird, 2022


Forever might be short, but never is much longer.
Hating may be brutal, but loving is much stronger.
Cords that bind together may hold at any angle,
but broken bonds of friendship are the ones more apt to strangle.

All things have their antipode and all things have their better.
What we wrap around us may hug or it may fetter.
In a world of opposites, be careful what you choose.
Everything we reach for is something we stand to lose.


Here is the NaPoWriMo early bird prompt:  which is to write a poem based on a line from Emily Dickinson. The line I chose is: “Forever might be short.” Image by Oleg Oprisco.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

12 thoughts on “Antipodes: for NaPoWriMo Early Bird, 2022

  1. Marsha

    Judy, you are such a great poet. I would love to live inside your brain for a while and see how it works. So many interests, so many synapses, sparking off one another. You take a word I’ve never heard and turn it into something that is not only deep, “but broken bonds of friendship are the ones more apt to strangle,” but rhymes, too. Fabulous. 🙂

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