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Day 25 | April Poetry Month Challenge | Adaptations

WFSC Creative Writing Facilitators, Mike Deregowski and Kelsey Hoople, challenge you to participate in national poetry month. 1 poem per day for 30 days with no working ahead. 😉

Overall theme 'When Life Changes'.

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Day 25 | April 25th | Adaptations

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Apr 29, 2021


Which one do you prefer

The book or the movie

From being a Tourist to a resident

And becoming a full citizen still foreign

Loved the A & W kids' meal to

Shoppers' Seniors Day

From instant coffee to Instagram

Singing Joni Mitchell to Adelle

Sold out concerts to

Social distancing

Online shopping to organic gardening

Cineplex to Netflix

Fighting pandemic

And systemic racism

Which version are you?

Adapting and evolving

This business of adaptation

is a living work in progress

by : TPE

WFSC #poetrymonthchallenge


Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
Apr 27, 2021

April 25th – Adaptations


Is there a reason for the world’s madness?

Consider the theme of the day's news story ---

It appears joy is shadowed by sadness.

Masses march to protest under guise of goodness

Claiming to do it for freedom and glory

Is there a reason for the world’s madness?

When all we require is to be true and honest

To live in our community without any worry

It appears joy is shadowed by sadness.

Caution overshadows our claim to gladness

No one can be happy because we’re all sorry

Is there a reason for the world’s madness?

The virus takes over and adaptation is badness

Hospitals overrun and the details gory

It appears joy is shadowed…


Lana O'Neill
Lana O'Neill
Apr 27, 2021


The struggle is real.

Like it or not, we’re in this

Together. Adapt.




First draft,

Creating worlds;

Honing my craft

Watching it unfurl.

Second draft,

I try again;

The first was scrapped

Made changes to Gwen.

Third draft,

Went a new direction;

Went for more laughs…

It’s near perfection.

Final draft,

The publisher loves;

Not getting the shaft

Angel’s chorus from above.


A part of life;

No exceptions

When perfection we strive.


Kelsey Hoople
Kelsey Hoople
Apr 26, 2021

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