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Day 30 | April Poetry Month Challenge | Aftermath

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 30 | April 30th | Aftermath

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21 lug 2021


Heads come to roll

Amidst the December-blanketed-snow;

The touch of the wind sharp-as-it-is-cold,

Will it take this voice and go?

To those times lost in spring thaw

Amidst the memory-dew -

It is no wonder we too oft forget what we saw

And our eyes see right through.

For as the seasons change, mid-summer to brittle-fall,

We sit holding warmth in a cup

And wonder at the aftermath of it all;

Years gone by in the blink-of-an-eye to measure up.

Who are we, after it all goes by-and-by,

And who is it we have become?

For the aftermath begs us to question why

In the moment, we thought it fun.

And time, like no old friend that-ever-was,

Does not…

Mi piace

Lana O'Neill
Lana O'Neill
01 mag 2021

DAY 30 (Woo Hoo!)- AFTERMATH

The Scars Run Deep

With anger, waiting to rise up

Again and


With sorrow, delving for refuge

Down and


The World Desperate

To breathe out

Sigh and






Mi piace

Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
01 mag 2021

April 30th – Aftermath

The finish line.

The aftermath of training:

Blood, sweat, and tears.

Maybe days, but most likely years.

Challenge of rhyme.

The aftermath of thirty days:

Swear, sweat, and ink.

Either easy or too much for a poet to think.

Another time.

The aftermath of saying ‘no’:

Regret for what’s not done.

Once past – opportunity is not won.

Partner in crime.

The aftermath of conspiracy:

Don’t want to get caught…

Turned in solo – if one is bought.

A hefty fine.

The aftermath of disobedience.

Freedom of ‘me’ increased.

But results: more elderly deceased.

Buyers remorse.

The aftermath of a bad decision.

Now, too bad you are stuck.


Mi piace
01 mag 2021
Risposta a

yay! congrats to us! so enjoyed it!

Mi piace


Skies turned black

Rain poured down

Can’t turn back

Fight to stay on the ground

Powerful winds turn calm

Everything has changed

Damage similar to a bomb

From small to large range

Homes destroyed

Oil tanks on the street

Clean-up crews employed

Families struggle to get back on their feet

Edmonton came through

After Black Friday displayed its wrath

No better proof

City of champions in the aftermath

Mi piace
Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
01 mag 2021
Risposta a

No one will forget. The aftermath is psychological, too :(

Mi piace

30 apr 2021



Burning, hissing, rattling

cloud of black smoke

lights blinding

burnt smell of rubber

water pipes bursting

sense of panic arising

loss of property and building

loss of hearts and businesses

spirits burned down to ashes

blacked out burnt out

wiped out like a tornado

flattened and torpedoed

Instagram and Facebook

erupted with photos

and comments

still processing

feelings and actions

left hanging and dangling

This is the aftermath.

by TPE

WFSC #poetrymonthchallenge

Mi piace
01 mag 2021
Risposta a

yeah a very sad day.

Mi piace
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